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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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July 12-14: The 1st Washington, D.C. One-Minute Play Festival There's no need for an intermission when the whole show is 60 seconds long. Round House Theatre and New York-based company The One-Minute Play Festival have joined forces to present ...
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July 9-26: Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series Things are heating up in Arlington, where Signature Theatre presents its annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series through July 26. The line-up includes a mix of performers who will sing everything fro...
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July 12: Hotter-Than-July Fish Fry ‘N’ Blues If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind this weekend, you can attend D.C. Blues Society’s 10th Annual Hotter-Than-July Fish Fry ‘N’ Blues event at the American Legion Post in Silver Spring. There will be food, dancing and music provided by local bands. It all kicks off Saturday a...
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July 8-Aug. 3: The Beach at High Tide The long weekend is over, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up that vacation spirit. Starting tomorrow, you can transport yourself to the shore by visiting Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery, where The Beach at High Tid...
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July 4-6: “Star-Spangled Banner” Manuscript To mark the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Maryland Historical Society loaned Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the lyrics to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where it is currently ...
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The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would allow the Washington Humane Society to use emergency lights and sirens on their vehicles. At a hearing today, the Washington Humane Society's director of animal control field services, Raymond Noll, told lawmakers D.C. traffic often results in "less than ideal" response times, which can endanger residents. "We have ...
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Metro Connection Segments Venture Capitalists Bet Big On D.C.'s Food Scene ...
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July 4: The 19th Street Band The 19th Street Band has become a Friday and Saturday night staple at The Hamilton, and tomorrow night is no different. You can swing by the music venue at 9 p.m. for an Independence Day concert featuring this D.C.-based band, which blends togeth...
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July 2-27: Fireworks This month you can see Fireworks at Foundry Gallery in D.C. For the exhibition, member artists interpreted the explosive theme in literal, mystical, emotional and abstract terms. You can see colorful paintings, mixed media and digital work ranging from the patriotic to the naturalistic through...
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July 1-Aug. 3: Coast to Coast Lines define borders, but what lies in the spaces between those boundaries? A photographic projection explores that question and investigates what happens by, in and on coastal barriers. Coast to Coast presents a variety of perspectives on ph...
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June 30-July 13: The Alexandria Community Art Library Torpedo Factory Art Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special exhibit that honors the organization’s history and role within its hometown community. The Alexandria Community Art Library is a...
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Fares went for passengers on Metro on Sunday. The fare is up an average of 3 percent or about 10 cents per trip. Short trips of 3 miles or less rise from $1.70 to $1.75 during off-peak times and from $2.10 to $2.15 during rush hour. Instead of $1.60 or a $1.80 cash, Metro bus riders will pay a $1.75 whether they use cash or a SmarTrip card. Express bus fares will a...
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The National Park Service’s plans to restore the grass on the National Mall could leave one local event in the dust. After 47 years on "America's Front Yard," The Smithsonian Folklife Festival's layout is expected to change once National Park Service's new regulations go into effect, restricting the use and placement of stages and tents during multi-day events. ...
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June 28 to Sept. 28: "American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley" Distinguished metalsmith Albert Paley has been turning iron, steel and bronze into art for 50 years. Some of his large-scale, outdoor sculptural pieces, which he calls “architectural jewelry,” can be seen at locations throughout D.C., and this summer you can see mor...
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June 27 to Aug. 2: A Peace (of the Dream) Sonya Lawyer honors family and community in an exhibition that opens on Friday called A Peace (of the Dream). It celebrates our shared humanity through vintage photographs, music, personal stories and ...
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June 26 to June 28: DC Jazz Loft Series The DC Jazz Festival is bringing a variety of performances to local venues through Sunday. As part of the festivities, CapitalBop presents the DC Jazz Loft Series, which will include a musical battle betw...
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June 24 to 29: Buyer & Cellar Alex More’s acting career isn’t going too well, so when he gets the opportunity to work in Barbra Streisand’s basement, he takes it. The job might be the strangest he’s ever held, but he puts his retail and improv experience to good use playing shopkeeper in an underground shopping mall where nothing is really for sale because everythi...
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June 23-July 13: Side Show Daisy and Violet are close as two sisters can be. They’re joined at the hip…literally. Oscar winner Bill Condon directs Side Show, a musical about conjoined twins whose lives change forever when they’re recruited from a ramshackle Texas sideshow and trained to be vaudevil...
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The five-day international film festival AFI Docs holds screenings in venues throughout D.C. and at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. But this year, only one of the documentaries is set in D.C. How I Got Over follows a group of formerly homeless ...
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June 20-28: Enter Ophelia, distracted Hamlet always steals the spotlight. But while everyone is focused on his seemingly mad behavior, they fail to notice another tragedy unfolding. Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents Kimberly Gilbert’s Enter Ophelia, distracted through June 28. The show opens tonight at ...