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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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Dec. 8: Chain of Events Maida Withers Dance Construction Company celebrates its 40th anniversary with Chain of Events, a sort of tour through this local dance group’s history. The program combines choreography from the past, present and future, set to live electronic music by Steve Hilmy and John Driscoll. It all happens tonight at 6 p....
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Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson drove a shovel into the earth where the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts now stands. Half a century later, that same shovel broke ground once more, but this time for an expansion project that will give the living memorial a facelift. Vice President Joe Biden attended the groundbreaking and says the project w...
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Dec. 5-21: “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures” Theatre J presents the D.C. premiere of “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.”...
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Upset about the decisions of two grand juries to not indict police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — both unarmed black men — protesters in D.C. took to the streets again last night. From the White House Christmas Tree lighting ceremony to the 14th Street Bridge, where they stopped traffic, to the John Wilson Building, where they held...
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Dec. 22: “Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution” If you want to see the D.C.-area premiere of a film that hits close to home, you’re going to need to save yourself a seat. Tickets are quickly selling out for “Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution” at AFI Silver Theatre, but you can still reserve a spot at ...
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Protesters took to the streets of D.C. last night after a grand jury declined to indict the white New York Police Department officer who placed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a chokehold that led to his death. After initially blocking all traffic at Dupont Circle, the protesters moved on to Adams Morgan, taking control of the intersection between 18th Street and Colum...
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Dec. 8: “Batman: The Long Halloween” It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Actually, it’s a group of local actors telling a celebrated superhero story at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. On Monday night, Flying V Theatre will present a one-night-only staged reading inspired by ...
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Dec. 2-Jan. 11, 2015: “The Tempest” Ethan McSweeny directs “The Tempest,” which opens today at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Sprites, goddesses and fools hold court in this play about magic, romance and trickery. When the pow...
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Dec. 3-7: La Nueva Ola: Films from Mexico, Cuba & Spain This Wednesday, GALA Hispanic Theatre presents its annual film festival. La Nueva Ola: Films from Mexico, Cuba & Spain is curated by Carlos Gutierrez of Cinema Tropical and includes ...
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Nov. 28-Dec. 28: "The Gift of Nothing" The Kennedy Center presents the world premiere production of "The Gift of Nothing," an original musical based on the MUTTS comic strip and book by Patrick McDonnell. Directed by Aa...
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Nov. 28-Dec. 20: "The Great One-Man Commedia Epic" One actor takes on a dozen roles in "The Great One-Man Commedia Epic." The tour de "farce" showcases creator Matthew R. Wilson's handle on physical comedy and Commedia dell'Arte, the 16th century Italian theater style that incorporates masks, improvisation, and distinct ch...
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Nov. 28: Bella Gaia Bella Gaia "is really the whole world on one stage," according to the show's creator, violinist Kenji Williams. You can see the live multimedia performance at the Music Center at Strathmore this Friday at 8 p.m. The show combines world ...
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Nov. 25-Dec. 21: “Bad Jews” Losing a loved one can be a heart wrenching experience. In “Bad Jews,” a play by Joshua Harmon, that pain is compounded when the fate of a family heirloom is left open to debate. Confrontational and stubborn, Daphna believes her grandfather’s religiously symbolic neck...
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Nov. 24-30: “Little Dancer” Amidst a swirl of bright colors, ballerinas twirl and sing in ”Little Dancer”, a world premiere musical at The Kennedy Center. Based on Edgar Degas’ famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, currently ...
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Nov. 22-May 31, 2015: The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia The minds and tastes of seven different curators come together in a new exhibit opening tomorrow at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The work featured in The ...
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Metro Connection Segments 'Heroin Abuse Sucks': Recovering Addict Tells His Tale ...
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The Kennedy Center Honors is coming up, and this year's newly-named host will add a dash of humor to the annual event. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today Stephen Colbert will host the 37th annual event. A native Washingtonian, the comedian, writer and television show host attended the Emmy Award-winning event twice before. During t...
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Nov. 22: “Reimagining the Piano Trio” This Saturday, you can question the conventional at Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens in Northwest, where Levine Music will present “Reimagining the Piano Trio.” The concert re...
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Nov. 18-Jan. 4, 2015: “Fiddler on the Roof” Tevye is a simple man from a traditional village. He works hard and finds joy in his religion, family, and the occasional chat with other locals. But when one of his five daughters says she wants to be her own matchmaker, it sets a trend in motion that can’t easily be stopped. Arena Stage...