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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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The Appalachian region is home to the most bio-diverse community of salamanders in the world. Out in Western Maryland lies a frost pocket that creates perfect conditions for these amphibious lovers of the cold and damp. Deborah Landau is the conservation ecologist at the Maryland-DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy, which protects Finzel Swamp, a haven for salamanders. She ...
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Brunswick, Maryland Kathy Heinsohn, 50, moved to Brunswick, Md. seven years ago when she was looking to buy a home. She settled on an old Victorian house with a large backyard where she could garden and keep her bees, of which she has roughly 30,000. "My favorite thing about living in Brunswick is, where I live there are no HOAs, so you don't have to paint your h...
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Apr. 25-26: BOTANICA Humor, art, athleticism and visual trickery come together in BOTANICA, a performance by MOMIX. The troupe of dance-illusionists is coming to George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium tomorrow night and Saturda...
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Apr. 25: John Brown’s Body American reggae band John Brown’s Body is coming to Gypsy Sally’s in Northwest this Friday night at 9. The eight-piece progressive band builds off its reggae roots with a blend of dub, drum and bass and electro sounds. Baltimore-based gro...
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Apr. 22-May 7: SHRED You can head to Northwest through May 7 to see SHRED, a new exhibit at Hierarchy, a special project from DC-based No Kings Collective. The solo exhibit features work by LA-based stencil artist Matthew Curran,...
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Twenty-nine honors were presented last night during the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. It's one of the most anticipating nights in D.C. theater, and the most prestigious theater award ceremony in the District. Local director and playwright Aaron Posner received multiple nominations for his work. His play "Stupid F---ing Bird," which was staged at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Com...
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Apr. 21-May 31: Aviary You can take off to 410 GooDBuddY gallery on Florida Avenue in Northwest through May 31 to see an exhibit featuring bird-related sculpture and drawings by D.C.-based artist Mariah Josephy. The exhibit includes two-dozen drawings and small sculptures made from a varie...
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April 18 to 20: "Don Quixote" You can visit the Kennedy Center through Sunday to see American Ballet Theatre perform "Don Quixote," staged by Kevin McKenzie and Susan Jones with choreography by Marius Petipa ...
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Apr. 19: The RevivalistsThe Revivalists are playing at the 9:30 Club this Saturday at 9 p.m. The New Orleans-based band mixes it up by blending horns and pedal steel guitar with traditional rock instrumentals. Nashville rock band Moon Taxi and local funk-rock group ...
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Apr. 15-May 4: Moth The U.S. premiere of Moth by Australian playwright Declan Greene is on stage at Studio Theatre in Northwest through May 4. High school is tough on Anime-obsessed Sebastian and his emo-Wiccan best friend Claryssa, but after an awful e...
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Apr. 14-Jun. 8: A Shared Universe: The Art of Comics A new exhibit in Bethesda’s Mansion at Strathmore dives into the comic book pop culture wave started by Superman in the late 1930’s. A Shared Universe: The Art of Comics will be on vi...
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Apr. 12-13: Fault Lines: Two One ActsKenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective present Fault Lines: Two One Acts at Woolly Mammoth Theatr...
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Apr. 12-13: “Desechables” A one-weekend-only pop-up show by painter and street artist Nico Amortegui, aka MALO, opens this Saturday at Right Proper Brewing Company in Northwest with an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring live jazz, beer samples and hors d’oeuvres. In ...
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Apr. 11: “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” The New York Neo-Futurists are coming to The Alden in Mclean this Friday night at 8 for a single performance of [“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”] (...
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April 9 to May 25: Cinderella: The Remix Starting tomorrow, you can take your kids to Bethesda’s Imagination Stage for the world premiere of the hip-hop musical Cinderella: The Remix. Once upon a time, a fly princess named Cinderella ...
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Apr. 7-27: Arguendo Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presents Elevator Repair Service’s Arguendo, a theatrical telling of the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, through April 27. In the case, a gr...
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Maryland lawmakers approved some key fiscal measures this weekend. The General Assembly approved the state's $38.7 billion budget after the state Senate and House worked out some last minute differences in the plan. Lawmakers say they avoided dramatic cuts in the budget by using $200 million that was originally earmarked for the state's pension system. In 2011, la...
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Three may be a crowd, but record store owners in Silver Spring say the more, the merrier. Roadhouse Oldies is one of three record stores in Silver Spring, and it’s been in town the longest. It sells CDs and cassettes in addition to records, and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. Owner Alan Lee says the store has m...
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Apr. 5-6: Mr. Tol E. RAncE This weekend you can head to Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast to see Mr. Tol E. RAncE, a piece by dancer and choreographer Camille A. Brown that explores identity and the origins of minstrelsy. The work is inspired by the them...