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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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Nov. 11: Yonder Mountain String Band Contemporary bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band is coming to the 9:30 Club tonight. The band, which breaks from the traditional by blending rock and other influences into its sound, will be j...
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Nov. 10-16: FotoWeekDC FotoWeekDC is in full swing, presenting local fans of photography with exhibits, lectures, workshops and, for the first time, a film series. FotoDC Board Chair E. Brady Robinson says the programming gives a broad look at what’s going on right now in the worl...
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Nov. 8-11: Welcome to Mars There's a lot more to puppetry than slapping some googly eyes on a sock. Tomorrow you can head to the ARTillery Tool Library in Northeast for an afternoon of puppet-making workshops. Welcome to Mars: A Community Puppet Build will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then on Monday, you can swing by ...
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Nov. 8: Maya Beiser Washington Performing Arts presents Maya Beiser’s new production “All Vows,” this Saturday night at 8 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. The concert, which explores the contrast between the physical...
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Nov. 6-Dec. 7: “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe” Not quite ready to embrace that warm and fuzzy holiday spirit? Starting tomorrow, you can keep your bones chilled with Molotov Theatre Group’s latest production, “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe,”...
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Nov. 4-Indefinitely: “At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection” The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is celebrating its 40th anniversary with “At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection....
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Oct. 31: Psycho This Halloween night you can head to Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market, which will be screening Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror film "Pyscho" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Moviegoers will receive a bag of treats created...
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Oct. 30-Nov. 2: The Middleburg Film Festival The Middleburg Film Festival kicks off today, bringing more than 20 narrative and documentary films, plus Q&A sessions, to Loudoun County. Executive Director Susan Koch says a lot of time and care goes into curating the festival. “Rather than going, let’s say somewhere where t...
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Oct. 29: Cicely Parnas American cellist Cicely Parnas performs in D.C. tonight at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The young, yet accomplished musician will play works by Beethoven, Cassadó and Rachmaninoff. As part of the museum’s annual S...
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Oct. 28-Nov.2: The Wolfe Twins It’s not too late to see the world premiere of The Wolfe Twins by Rachel Bonds. The drama follows a pair of estranged siblings all the way to Rome, where they hope to rekindle their familial relationship. But when brother Lewis makes that warm connection with a beautifu...
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Oct. 27-Nov. 16: Rage When a suicidal student walks into his guidance counselor’s office with a gun, he declares that only one of them will be leaving the room. It’s up to the teacher to defend either her nonviolent principles, or her life. Ambassador Theater presents the US premiere of Rage by Canadian playwright Michele Ri...
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Oct. 24-Nov. 9: Kids Euro Festival Starting today you can give your children a European experience without breaking the bank or leaving D.C. The Kids Euro Festival runs through November 9 and will feature nearly 100 free, family-friendly performing arts events, film screenings and more. Oct. 26: What Makes It Great? ...
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Oct. 23-26: Driving Miss Daisy In Driving Miss Daisy, a stubborn Jewish matriarch totals her car, prompting her adult son to hire a chauffeur. But it takes a while for mom to warm up to the idea and her new, equally strong-willed driver. However as a friendship develops, the pair navigate not only the streets...
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Oct. 22-Dec. 7: Sex with Strangers In this interconnected world, it sometimes feels like you need to get off the grid to get anything done. With the Wi-Fi down and a blizzard brewing outside, Olivia can finally focus on finishing her novel…until a handsome young blogger knocks on her cabin door. Sex with ...
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Oct. 22-Nov. 15: Visible Language Performing arts company WSC Avant Bard and Gallaudet University present Visible Language, an exploration of Deaf history and culture performed in both American Sign Language and English. Based on...
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Oct. 17-29: Magnificent Intentions Music Festival While watching last year's Grammy Awards, local musician Ryan Walker had a thought: his friends make music just as good, if not better than some of the big-name artists splashed across his television screen. Starting tonight, you can join him and other local musicians at IOTA Club & ...
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Oct. 16-26: Danny Boy Unexpected Stage Company presents the D.C.-area premiere of Danny Boy by Marc Goldsmith. Local actor Scott Strasbaugh plays the lead role and says the comedy is about a multidimensional character who comes with his own baggage. “Danny is your typical, career-oriented New Yorker, except f...
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Oct. 16: Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Readings from the Works of Edgar Allan Poe If you enjoy things spooky and sweet, you can visit the Athenaeum in Alexandria tomorrow night at 7 p.m., when live actors will recite poems and stories by a master of the macabre. Guillotine Theatre presents ...