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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 International Spy Museum is pulling out of a planned redevelopment of Washington's historic Carnegie Library that would have created a new space for the museum near the city's convention center. The museum and the convention center authority Events DC had been working on the proposed redevelopment since 2012. But the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Boar...
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Oct. 7-28: About The Underworld Syra Arts presents About The Underworld, a solo exhibit featuring work by Egyptian artist Yasser Rostom, who defines himself as a “surrealist caricaturist.” In this collection, the artist critiques the world we live in by using a combination of ancient and modern imagery. The exhibit runs through Oc...
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Oct. 6-19: Evita The Kennedy Center presents the Tony Award-winning musical Evita, which tells the story of a woman who rose up from poverty to become the first lady and spiritual leader of Argentina. Admired for her charm, beauty and support of social causes...
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Oct. 3-9: I Am Eleven Developmental psychologist Jean Piaget theorized that when they're around 11 years old, kids start to grasp abstract thinking and can reason beyond their personal experiences. The documentary I Am Eleven focuses on the world today as seen through the eyes of 11-year-old children. Director Genevieve Bailey travelle...
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Oct. 2-12: Amadeus It’s the 18th century and Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the pride of Vienna, until Mozart shows up. Compared to the young genius, the senior musician is downright mediocre, and that realization is driving him nuts. Center Stage presents Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play Amadeus...
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Oct. 1-Jan. 4, 2015: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860 British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe took some of the earliest photos of India and Burma, which is now also known as Myanmar. The National Gallery of Art presents the first major travelin...
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Unlike his first performance nearly eight years ago, plenty of people stopped this time. (Lauren Landau/WAMU) A world-renowned musician performed in D.C., b...
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Oct. 2-5: The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival The fourth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival is switching things up. Usually dedicated to shorts and feature-length films, this year's edition will also include photography, music, digital art and more. Most of the events will be held at the ...
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Sept. 29-Oct. 12: Marie Antoinette It’s not easy running a country or balancing its budget, but that’s not Marie’s problem, at least not yet. The teenage royal is too busy eating cake, setting trends and powdering her nose, both inside and out…if you get my drift. But when the people decide they've had enough, the pampered queen of France struggles to keep her head. ...
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Banned Books Week is all about the written word, but this year, the D.C. Public Library is celebrating the annual event by bringing art into the discussion. In addition to hosting a visual art exhibit, the library teamed up with Flashband, a D.C.-based musician-connecting organization, to pre...
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Sept. 27-28: FIGMENT DC This weekend, you can engage with artists and become one yourself at a participatory art event. FIGMENT DC will feature collaborative projects and performances by more than 40 local artists, most of whom need your help to achieve their artistic visions. There will also be activities such as bike jousting, pi...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Did African Americans Leave Georgetown? ...
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Sept. 24-28: Florencia in the Amazon Washington National Opera presents Florencia in the Amazon, the company’s first Spanish-language production in more than a decade. Inspired by the magic realism of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, this tale of love, loss and longing follows the passengers and crew...
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Sept. 23-27: UNCENSORED: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Express and Create The DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week with a temporary exhibit called UNCENSORED: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Express and Create. Curator Matthew Mann...
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Sept. 24-28: District Improv Festival Spontaneity will rule the stage at Source this week during the second annual District Improv Festival, which begins Wednesday and runs through September 28. Headlined by acclaimed improv duo TJ and Dave, who will teach an improv workshop on Sund...
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Sept. 19: Koto Music: Reminiscences, the Sea, and Seabirds St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Northwest is hosting a free program today at 12:15 p.m. called Koto Music: Reminiscences, the Sea, and Seabirds. Through a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, attendees will le...
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Sept. 18-Oct. 8: The 25th AFI Latin American Film Festival The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center kicks off its Latin American Film Festival today in Silver Spring. Now in its 25th year, the festival is showcasing more than 40 films from Latin America, plus a few from Spain and Portugal. The program features international fil...
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Sept. 17-Oct. 11: Something Slightly Familiar An interactive exhibit featuring work by D.C.-based artist Emily Francisco is on view at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery through October 11. Sou...
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Sept. 16-21: Metamorphosis Fitting in is hard enough, but when Gregor wakes up one day to discover he’s transformed overnight into a giant insect, the young man finds himself further ostracized from his family. The Embassy of the Czech Republic and Alliance for New Music-Theatre present ...