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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.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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Feb. 12: Soweto Gospel Choir The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is coming to George Washington University  Lisner Auditorium tomorrow night at 8. The South African vocalists will honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela through traditional and contemp...
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Feb. 10-15: DC9 Nightclub 10-Year AnniversaryDC9 Nightclub celebrates 10 years of music and live performances with a weeklong showcase featuring artists and bands that are based out of, or got their start, in Washington, D.C. Now through Saturday you can head to the venue to hear a range of musical styles, from punk to pop, b...
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The musical dance performance group STOMP stopped by Gallaudet University university during its visit to D.C. to hold a workshop for students. During the one-hour workshop held by cast members of STOMP, dancers from the Gallaudet Dance Company learned the choreography to a number called "Hands and Feet." STOMP is famous for turning everyday objects such as shoppi...
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Feb. 9: Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel On its inaugural tour of the United States, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel will be stopping in Manassas for a concert this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Award-winning Israeli pianist ...
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A photo of Audrey Hepburn by Philippe Halsman, courtesy of the Nationa...
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Feb. 6-Mar. 9: Richard III William Shakespeare’s plays have been translated, reinterpreted and revamped in countless performances. This month you can see just how versatile his work can be by seeing the same play, Richard III, in two completely different productions. Fo...
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Feb. 5-Jul. 7: A Portrait of Ice You can visit the National Academy of Sciences in Northwest to see A Portrait of Ice, an exhibit featuring photographs of glaciers taken by Caleb Cain Marcus. The New York City-b...
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Feb. 4-16: GlassheartEver wonder how The Beast would have fared if Beauty hadn't shown up? It's not too late to find out in Glassheart, which is on stage at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast through February 16. Written by...
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Feb. 3-23: VioletYou can see Violet at Ford's Theatre through February 23. Set in the early 1960s, this musical by Brian Crawley follows a young woman on a pilgrimage across the South to meet a televangelist who she hopes can heal the disfiguring s...
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Feb. 1: If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflection As Elder Statesman Tomorrow at 8 p.m. you can head to Georgetown University’s McNeir Auditorium to see Dennis C. McAndrews present his one-act play ...
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Jan. 30-Feb. 16: Figures and Vistas It’s not too late to see Figures and Vistas, an exhibit featuring work by local artists Gordon Binder and Joyce McCarten. The collection is on view at Gallery Plan b ...
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Jan. 29-Feb. 28: Nucleus You can visit the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Northwest through February 28 to see Nucleus, an exhibit featuring new ceramic sculpture by David Hicks. The California-based artist draws inspiration from agricultural elements in his organic wall inst...
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Jan. 28-Mar. 9: The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is on stage through March 9 at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Northwest. In this Victorian-era farce, fast dialogue...
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Jan. 27-Feb. 23: Stones in His Pockets Two actors take on more than a dozen roles in the contemporary Irish play Stones in His Pockets, which you can see at Baltimore’s Center Stage through February 23. Directed by Derek ...
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Jan. 24-25: Wedding of Ordos The Inner Mongolia Ordos National Song and Dance Theatre is coming to The Kennedy Center this weekend for a limited, two performance run of Wedding of Ordos, a poetry, music and dance-infused show t...
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Jan. 22-Apr. 13: CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sources ArtArlington Arts Center kicks off its year-long 40th anniversary celebration today with the unveiling of CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art. The exhibit will be on view through April 13 and features work by artists whose careers were launched at the ...
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United States Postal Service employees work through the rain, sleet, snow and summer heat to make sure everyone's mail gets delivered. But a group of activists say they shouldn't work into the night. Tyson Jerome Barnette was shot and killed while delivering mail after dark in Prince George's County last November. Yesterday, postal workers and members of his family gathered ...
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Jan. 21-Feb. 16: The Tallest Tree in the Forest You can see playwright and performer Daniel Beaty in the world premiere of his one-man show, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, at Arena Stage through Februar...
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Jan. 20: Let Freedom Ring! Tonight you can attend a musical tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Kennedy Center, which is co-hosting a celebration with Georgetown University featuring Grammy Award-winning singer ...
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Jan. 18-Mar. 29: Marley Dawson: Statics and DynamicsMarley Dawson: Statics and Dynamics goes on view tomorrow at HEMPHILL Fine Arts in Northwest, where you can check it out through March 29. In the exhibit, the Australian artist explores A...