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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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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 ...
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June 19-July 27: Gold Rush Gold holds significant meaning for many cultures. In Gold Rush, Marita Liulia and Thomas Xenakis present large-scale works that explore the relationship of...
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June 17: Tribute to Maya Angelou Tonight you can honor the life and legacy of Maya Angelou at a multi-genre arts tribute featuring poetry readings by local poet and arts advocate Sistah Joy among others, a lecture by Mary Brown Scott, opera by Soprano Pamela Simonson and a dance performance by ...
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June 16-July 3: PIPE DREAMS IN BLACK AND WHITE Bobbi Shulman has always been fascinated by color and light, but in her current solo exhibit Pipe Dreams in Black and White, the artist pares down her palette to a monochromatic scale, adding in jus...
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June 13-29: The Totalitarians Wealthy housewife Penelope Easter is running for public office, but she’s not really sure what her platform is and she has a tendency to say the wrong thing. The campaign’s success rests on the shoulders and pen of Francine, an ambitious speechwriter who may have come up with the perfect patriotic slogan. So what if it doesn't really mean a...
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June 12-29: Healing Wars Liz Lerman says she aims to deliver both information and emotion in her theatrical dance piece Healing Wars, which is at Arena Stage through June 29. A small cast uses dance and dialogue to portray doctors, soldiers, l...
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A D.C. actor returns to the stage tonight after being assaulted last month. It's been less than three weeks since a group of young men beat and robbed Frank Britton while the actor was trying to hail a cab after celebrating the opening night of Forum Theatre's The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. He suffered multiple injuries, including a shattered cheekbone...
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June 11-July 13: Private Lives Divorcés Amanda and Elyot have finally moved on from their failed marriage and are each on their honeymoon, eager to start fresh with their respective, new partners. But that becomes difficult when the exes realize they're staying in adjacent rooms. In this comedy by Noël Coward, the former flames must decide whether to kindle their old spark...
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June 10-28: The Wonderful World of Dissocia Lisa Jones hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. She lost an hour while flying to London, and now she wants it back. Her journey to retrieve those missed minutes lands her in a fantastical world where cars fly, bears sing, and violence is not uncommon. But everything is not as it seems in this surreal, dark comedy about liv...
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June 9 to June 22: Kwaidan In Kwaidan, Spooky Action Theater’s first site-specific performance, a predominantly Asian-American cast leads visitors through The Universalist National Memorial Church in Northwest, stopping in different rooms, hallways and even stairwells to act out a r...
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Authorities in Maryland are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found dead in pool where he worked as a lifeguard. When the lifeguard failed to answer his phone after several calls, the pool management company he worked for sent an employee over to check on him. The man was found unconscious with his sneakers still on, floating in the pool located ...
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A children's musician is returning to her childhood home this Sunday to perform a free concert as part of a local music festival. Doni Zasloff, better known as Mama Doni, grew up in Rockville. A two-time Parents Choice Award winner, the singer-songwriter says she's grateful and excited to be coming home this weekend to perform in the 15th annual Washington Jewish Music Fest...
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By day, Shahid Buttar is a constitutional lawyer and executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. But by night, he's an emcee and poet. One year after the Edward Snowden leaks, he released a music video for his song "NSA vs USA," an electronic dance track with a message about government surveillance. “The song for me is a way to try to speak to peo...
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June 7-8: Chalk on the Water Festival This weekend, you can unleash your inner artist on the streets of Reston, without getting in any trouble for it, at the first-ever Chalk on the Water Festival. By reserving a “plot” of brick space, participants of all ages can let their imaginations run loose as they collectively transf...
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Metro Connection Segments Why West Virginia Residents Are Still Uneasy About the Safety of their Water ...
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June 5-22: Cock John can’t decide who he is or what he wants, and that’s posing a serious problem for his long-term boyfriend and newfound female love interest. As the three find themselves in an awkward and unwelcome love triangle, it’s up to John to resolve the situation. But that proves to be a tall order in ...
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June 5-22: Puro Tango 2 The style of dance and music known as tango was born in Argentina and Uruguay, as were the singers and dancers in GALA Hispanic Theatre’s upcoming production of Puro Tango 2. Conceived and directed by Hugo Medrano, the musical revue f...
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June 3-6: EuroAsia Shorts 2014 You can watch short films from Europe, Asia and the United States at embassies and cultural centers across D.C. through Friday. The 9th annual EuroAsia Shorts festival presents cinematic work that fits under the theme of Travel and Journeys and represents eight different countries. Tonight...
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June 13: Summer of 69 Try to imagine that you and your spouse are both performers and your touring schedules keep you apart most of the time. What do you do? Well, if you’re Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, you might elect to write and star in a musical together. Their new comedy show...