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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.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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Feb. 7: "Song of the Jasmine" Jazz, poetry and Indian dance converge tomorrow night at 8 at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Ragamala Dance Company presents "Song of the Jasmine," choreographed by mother-daughter team Ranee and Aparna ...
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Feb. 5-Apr. 25: Infinitesimal How do you view the world around you? “Infinitesimal,” an exhibit of site-specific paintings by Monica Stroik, is on view at Artisphere in Rosslyn through April 25. In this body of work, the ...
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Feb. 19-Mar. 1: 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival The annual Washington Jewish Film Festival doesn’t kick off for another two weeks, but as organizers expect many screenings to sell out, it’s not too early—or too late—to secure a seat. Festival Director Ilya Tovbis says the diverse selections can give people a real sense of the...
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Feb. 2-26: “Black Space” The D.C. Public Library celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit by local artist Holly Bass. “Black Space” is a tiny house that’s shaped like the District. The idea is to demonstrate that all of D.C.’s residents and visitors occupy black space. Washingtonians are invited to contribute p...
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination and a new fictional play is premiering at Ford's Theatre, the very place where the president was shot. After her husband's unexpected and tragic death, Mary Lincoln grieved. "Let us not venture out tonight. It is Good Friday. Let us stay in th...
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Nominations for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards, D.C.'s annual honors for artistic excellence in Washington professional theater, were announced this week. This year, the number of awards is nearly double as the result of new guidelines set down by theatreWashington, which organizes the Helen Hayes Awards. For the first time, productions are eligible under the categories of eit...
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Jan. 30-Feb. 15: "Life Sucks (Or The Present Ridiculous)" Life can be a real bummer. Who hasn't thought, uttered or perhaps screamed a variation on this phrase before? In "Life Sucks (Or The Present Ridiculous)," a new play by Aaron Posner, a cast of seven questions whether...
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Jan. 30-31: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” The Broadway musical comedy “Nice Work If You Can Get It” comes to D.C. tomorrow for a short, two-day run at the Warner Theatre. The Tony Award-winning 1920s-era show features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. You’ll hear...
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Jan. 28-Feb. 22: “Rapture, Blister, Burn” Round House Theatre presents the area premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. Directed by Shirley Serotsky, the comedy delves into 21st century gender politics by following two women who’ve chosen drast...
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Jan. 27-Mar. 28: “Willem de Looper, Stained Paintings: 1964-1970” You can swing by HEMPHILL gallery in Northwest to check out an exhibit of tranquil canvases. “Willem de Looper, Stained Paintings: 1964-1970” features work by the former chief curator of The Phillips Collection. In this body ...
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Jan. 26-31: “Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas” It’s not too late to see “Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas” at Gunston Theatre Two in Arlington. The American Century Theater is performing “Cops” by Terry Curtis Fox and “Hello Out There” ...
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Metro Connection Segments From Felony to a Future: D.C. Man Works To Find New Path in Life ...
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Jan. 23-Feb. 12: "Gigi" Vanessa Hudgens stars as the title role in "Gigi," a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Before the show heads to Broadway, you can catch it here in D.C. at The Kennedy Center. Through the decades, the story has jumped from the page to the stage to the screen. Eric Schaeffer directs th...
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Jan. 24-25: Christylez Bacon & Nistha Raj This weekend, Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon joins forces with classically trained Hindustani violinist and Strathmore Artist in Residence Nistha Raj. Bacon says audiences will be surpr...
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Jan. 20-Feb. 22: "Choir Boy" At elite boarding school Charles R. Drew Prep, young black scholars are taught a strict code of ethics. While honest and responsible, a true "Drew man" would never tattle on his brothers. So after choir leader Pharus hears a fellow student call him a gay slur, he's not entirely sure how to handle it. On top of that, the school's 50th anniversary...
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Jan. 20: Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Today we reflect on the legacy of a man who stood for freedom, justice and equality. Tomorrow night you can attend "Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King," an all-ages concert at ...
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Jan. 31: "History, Heroes and Treasures" Have you ever spent the night at a museum? This month, children and their adult chaperones can attend "History, Heroes and Treasures" at the home of some of our country's most important documents. Patrick Madden, executive director of the ...
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Jan. 16: Cameo Word Up! Tomorrow night you’ll have two opportunities to catch Cameo at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Formed in the early ‘70s, the funk, rock and soul band will take to the stage at 7 an...
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Jan. 16: Gil Shaham Grammy Award and Avery Fisher Prize winning violinist Gil Shaham returns to The Music Center at Strathmore this Friday for a performance of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas. Born in Chicago and trained at Julliard, the Israeli musicia...