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Lauren Landau

Host, Art Beat

Landau joined the Metro Connection team in May 2011 as the program’s first-ever intern. She started with smaller assignments, and gradually worked her way up to reporting full stories. In her time at WAMU, Landau has reported both non-narrated pieces and long-form packages. She currently serves as the host of Art Beat, a daily program that updates listeners on arts and cultural events happening in the D.C. area. She is also the editorial assistant for Metro Connection, and continues to contribute stories for the program. Landau graduated from American University’s School of Communication with a BA in Journalism.


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Jan. 30-31: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” The Broadway musical comedy “Nice Work If You Can Get It” comes to D.C. tomorrow for a short, two-day run at the Warner Theatre. The Tony Award-winning 1920s-era show features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. You’ll hear...
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Jan. 28-Feb. 22: “Rapture, Blister, Burn” Round House Theatre presents the area premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. Directed by Shirley Serotsky, the comedy delves into 21st century gender politics by following two women who’ve chosen drast...
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Jan. 27-Mar. 28: “Willem de Looper, Stained Paintings: 1964-1970” You can swing by HEMPHILL gallery in Northwest to check out an exhibit of tranquil canvases. “Willem de Looper, Stained Paintings: 1964-1970” features work by the former chief curator of The Phillips Collection. In this body ...
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Jan. 26-31: “Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas” It’s not too late to see “Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas” at Gunston Theatre Two in Arlington. The American Century Theater is performing “Cops” by Terry Curtis Fox and “Hello Out There” ...
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Metro Connection Segments From Felony to a Future: D.C. Man Works To Find New Path in Life ...
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Jan. 23-Feb. 12: "Gigi" Vanessa Hudgens stars as the title role in "Gigi," a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Before the show heads to Broadway, you can catch it here in D.C. at The Kennedy Center. Through the decades, the story has jumped from the page to the stage to the screen. Eric Schaeffer directs th...
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Jan. 24-25: Christylez Bacon & Nistha Raj This weekend, Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon joins forces with classically trained Hindustani violinist and Strathmore Artist in Residence Nistha Raj. Bacon says audiences will be surpr...
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Jan. 20-Feb. 22: "Choir Boy" At elite boarding school Charles R. Drew Prep, young black scholars are taught a strict code of ethics. While honest and responsible, a true "Drew man" would never tattle on his brothers. So after choir leader Pharus hears a fellow student call him a gay slur, he's not entirely sure how to handle it. On top of that, the school's 50th anniversary...
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Jan. 20: Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Today we reflect on the legacy of a man who stood for freedom, justice and equality. Tomorrow night you can attend "Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King," an all-ages concert at ...
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Jan. 31: "History, Heroes and Treasures" Have you ever spent the night at a museum? This month, children and their adult chaperones can attend "History, Heroes and Treasures" at the home of some of our country's most important documents. Patrick Madden, executive director of the ...
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Jan. 16: Cameo Word Up! Tomorrow night you’ll have two opportunities to catch Cameo at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Formed in the early ‘70s, the funk, rock and soul band will take to the stage at 7 an...
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Jan. 16: Gil Shaham Grammy Award and Avery Fisher Prize winning violinist Gil Shaham returns to The Music Center at Strathmore this Friday for a performance of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas. Born in Chicago and trained at Julliard, the Israeli musicia...
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This story was updated at 8:45 a.m. One woman died after smoke filled Metro tunnels and a Yellow Line train outside the L'Enfant Plaza station on Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation and shutting down service between Navy Yard and Mount Vernon Square during the afternoon rush. Metro officials said that the woman, who had not been identified, p...
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Jan. 15: The Lucky So & So's Hip-hop meets soul, funk, and jazz when DC band The Lucky So & So's hits the stage. The group will perform at Rock & Roll Hotel this Thursday, in a concert packed with local music. Alternative...
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Local artists and companies are voicing disappointment to changes with the D.C. region’s annual theater awards. Smaller theater companies could be left out of the local-theater spotlight because of new eligibility requirements to enter the Helen Hayes Awards. Starting next year, to be considered, companies will have to pay actors a minimum of about $12 for rehearsals and a...
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Jan. 9-25: "Jitney" We're not that far from the 'Burgh, but yinz can get a little closer at Baltimore's Arena Playhouse. "Jitney" by August Wilson opens today and runs through January 25. It's the late '70s and regular cabs refuse to travel to the Pittsburgh Hill District. As a ...
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Jan. 11-25: “La Sonnambula” Jealousy isn't healthy, but it can make for an entertaining storyline. The In Series presents an English adaptation of Vincenzo Bellini’s “La Sonnambula,” or “The Sleepwalker” at Source Theater. Composed in 18...
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Jan. 8-31: “Gutenberg! The Musical” Bud and Doug have written what could be Broadway’s next big hit. All they need is a cast, a theater, money, and a producer...yikes. So when the guys land a backer’s audition, they perform the entire musical by themselves. Ryan Burke plays Bud. “There’s 20 characters in the show, but only two actors,” he says, “a...
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Jan. 8-18: “Fortune’s Child” Life is too short to be uptight, but try telling that to Susan’s protective, widower brother. When his sister learns she has inoperable ovarian cancer, she decides to cut loose and live it up. But the change also affects the rest of the family. “Fortune’s Child” is a ...
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Jan. 8: Cynthia Marie Singer, songwriter and pianist Cynthia Marie returns to the Athenaeum in Alexandria this Thursday. The folk musician blends western and eastern traditions in her original compositions. She’ll be joined by special guests Laura Schwart...