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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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Mar. 11-30: Normal You can see Molotov Theatre Group’s production of Normal by Anthony Neilson at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan through March 30. Set in Germany during the 1920s and 30s, t...
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Mar. 10: Tribute to Biggie Smalls Yesterday marked 17 years since the death of rapper The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls. Tonight you can head to The Howard Theatre, where 25 vocalists and rappers will pay homage to the legendary artist with a collaborative ...
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Mar. 8: IN THESE BOXES Say someone died and now you have their belongings, or maybe just one thing. It might not even be valuable, but you can’t bring yourself to throw it out. Musician and artist Dudley Saunders is collecting images of such relics to create a “social media...
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A local dance company is paying tribute to rock royalty with an upcoming performance. This year marks the 50th anniversary of both The Beatles' and The Rolling Stones' first concerts in the United States. The Washington Ballet is celebrating those landmark appearances with a rock-infused program. Artistic Director Septime Webre says art is most powerful when people see...
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The Washington Jewish Film Festival is back for its 24th year, showcasing dozens of films. The program for this year's film festival includes more than 60 films from 18 different countries. One of those cinematic works is by filmmaker Jason Hutt, who grew up in Potomac, Md. His documentary called ...
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Mar. 6-28: Illuminations You can see an exhibit featuring work by Arlington Artists Alliance members Elise Ritter and Linda Maldonado. ...
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A new exhibit exploring the history of Indian Americans opens this week. Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation is the Smithsonian's first major exhibit to examine the history of Indian immigrants in the United States. It's now on display at the National Museum of Natural History and includes works of a...
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Mar. 5-9: Washington Jewish Film Festival The 24th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival is in full swing, bringing dozens of shorts, documentaries and feature-length films to venues across the region through Sunday. This year’s lineup features work ...
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Mar. 4: The Crawdaddies Today is Fat Tuesday, and while you’re a long way from the Bayou, you can get in the New Orleans spirit with a Mardi Gras party at Bethesda Blues & Jazz, where The Crawdaddies will be performing at 8 p.m. The Baltimore-based group blends Lo...
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Mar. 3-Aug. 16, 2015: Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the NationBeyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation is now on view at the National Museum of Natural History. Curator Masum Momaya says Bollywood is used as a point of departure in the exhibit...
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The West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be blanketed tomorrow not with snow — but with 100 red quilts. The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of four-by-four foot pieces of fabric that tell the stories of survivors of rape and abuse. Rebecca Nagle is the co-director of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, the Baltimore-based group behind the project. She says that sharin...
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Mar. 1-2: The Acting Company The Tony Award-winning touring classical theater troupe The Acting Company is coming to Northern Virginia this weekend to explore two sides of the same story. Tomorrow night at 8, the group will come to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax to perform Tom Stoppard’s ...
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A Supreme Court justice will be at the center of a new drama next year, but the affair won't unfold in the U.S. Supreme Court, but rather on stage. Arena Stage is announcing that it will host the premiere of a new political drama in its next season. The main character in the show is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who becomes the unlikely mentor of a law clerk who hold...
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Feb. 28-Mar. 1: Bob Marley Tribute Tomorrow night and Saturday at 7 p.m., you can attend a Bob Marley Tribute concert at The Hamilton in Northwest featuring Junior Marvin, an original member of Bob Marley & The Wailers, accompanied by his band, ...
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Feb. 26-Mar. 8: Moby-DickMoby-Dick is on stage at The Kennedy Center through March 8 in the new American opera’s East Coast premiere. Based on the 19th-century novel by Herman Melville, the show has been described as “perhaps the most technically challenging opera Washington Na...
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Feb. 25-Mar. 9: The Wedding Dress The 20th century writer Nelson Rodrigues is known as Brazil’s greatest playwright, and for the first time you can see his murder-mystery The Wedding Dress performed right here in D.C., at Spooky Action Theater...
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Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Seminar It’s not too late to see the D.C. area premiere of Seminar by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck. The comedy follows four aspiring young novelists who sign up for private lessons with an internationally-acclaimed literary figure, but find themselv...
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Feb. 21-Mar. 29: The Hero and the VillainThe Hero and the Villain, an installation by Baltimore-based artist Cindy Cheng, goes on view today at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery, where you can check it out through March 29. By juxta...
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Feb. 20-25: Orphie and the Book of Heroes It’s not too late for you and your kids to see the world premiere production of Orphie and the Book of Heroes by Christopher Dimond, featuring music by Michael Kooman. Recommended for ages 9 and up, the musical is on stage at ...
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Feb. 19: An Evening to Love You can head to The Kennedy Center tonight at 7:30 to see Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) present An Evening to Love. The performance features four works, including two brand new pieces, which will all be accompanied b...