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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 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...
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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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