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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 1-14: Washington Jewish Music Festival You might be surprised by what qualifies as “Jewish music,” at least that’s what Lili Kalish Gersch of the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center says. The 15th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival kicks off this Sunday with an acoustic perf...
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May 30: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Soul, funk and blues-rock coalesce on stage when the eight-person band Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds plays, complete with a brass section, a bold-voiced lead singer and a whole lot of energy. The New York-based group is headlining at ...
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May 29: The Wailers This year marks the 30th anniversary of Legend, the iconic compilation album by Bob Marley and The Wailers. Tomorrow night you can head to the 9:30 Club to hear The Wailers perform the album in its entirety, from “Is This Love,” to “Jamming.” Bassist Aston “Family Man”...
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A longtime D.C. actor is receiving an outpouring of support after he was brutally assaulted early Tuesday morning. After Monday night's opening performance of Forum Theatre's "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," Frank Britton celebrated with the crew and fellow cast members. Artistic Director Michael Dove says Britton later went to hail a cab not far from the Silver Spring Met...
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The National Memorial Day Parade saluted members of the military and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. When Robin Hutton first heard about Sgt. Reckless, she wondered why there weren't more books or even a movie about the equine hero. She made it her mission to help people rediscover the story, and penned the first full biography about the 900-pound Marine. "S...
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May 28: The Role of Music in Cultural Diplomacy What role does music play in cultural diplomacy? You can mull it over at the Goethe-Institut, which is hosting an evening of conversation and entertainment tomorrow night at 6:30. The even...
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May 26-Feb. 28, 2015: For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People A new exhibit explores the stars and stripes and the diversity of Americans that the United States’ flag represents. "For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People" includes more than 100 works of art, documents, photographs and ar...
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May 23-June 8: Smokey Joe’s Café You can hear songs written by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller at Arena Stage, where the musical revue Smokey Joe’s Café is transporting audiences to the golden age of rock, r...
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May 22-June 1: Nero/Pseudo It’s not too late to see the WSC Avant Bard world premiere of Nero/Pseudo, which runs through June 1 at The Shop at Fort Fringe in Northwest. Directed by Patrick Pearson, this new musical fea...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Marlon James, Was, 2013, digital print, 36x24", ed...
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May 20: Adams Morgan Movie Nights Adams Morgan Movie Nights kick off tonight with a free screening of Up, the feature-length animated film about a 78-year-old balloon salesman who turns his home into an aircraft only to discover an eight-year-old stowaway who has come along for the ride of his life. The film series is presented by the [Adams Morgan Business Improvement Dis...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Artist Judy Rushin suspends some of her work in mid-air, al...
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May 16-18: Forward DC You can celebrate electronic creative culture with Forward DC, a music festival that runs through Sunday. Spanish indie band Le Parody will perform a free concert at Tropicalia tonight at 9, and you can swing by the Jefferson Memorial tomorrow and ...
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May 17-Oct. 25: Sculpted: Histories Revealed This Saturday at 4 p.m., you can enjoy art outdoors with a free curator-led tour of Sculpted: Histories Revealed, the fourth installment of the public sculpture project Arts in Foggy Bottom. The contemporary pieces will be on view through October 25 and you c...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } The Washington Ballet dancers Fernanda Olivei...
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May 13-June 22: Words and Letters When text is included in art work, it can become the focus of the piece or simply add to its message. In Words and Letters, regional artists explore the various uses of language in visual art. This Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association exhibit is...
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May 12-18: Living Out Ana is a mother of two, but her kids aren’t the only ones she’s taking care of. The Salvadoran nanny works for Nancy, a lawyer and mom who is struggling to balance her personal and professional goals. Living Out is on stage at GALA Hispan...
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May 9-18: The Magic FluteThe Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic tale of adventure, romance and redemption is being told on stage at The Kennedy Center, where the Washington National Opera is performing the family-friendly production in ...
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Metro Connection Segments Rich Massabny: Shooting From The Hip From Arlington For More Than 30 Years ...
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May 8 to 11: Blue Man Group Music, art, comedy and a whole lot of color collide on stage at The National Theatre, where Blue Man Group is performing through Sunday. In the high-energy, carefully synchronized performance, three alien-looking men painted blue perform nonverbal skits ranging from a ...