Lauren Landau | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 Contributors

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

WAMU 88.5
A photo of Audrey Hepburn by Philippe Halsman, courtesy of the Nationa...
WAMU 88.5
Feb. 6-Mar. 9: Richard III William Shakespeare’s plays have been translated, reinterpreted and revamped in countless performances. This month you can see just how versatile his work can be by seeing the same play, Richard III, in two completely different productions. Fo...
WAMU 88.5
Feb. 5-Jul. 7: A Portrait of Ice You can visit the National Academy of Sciences in Northwest to see A Portrait of Ice, an exhibit featuring photographs of glaciers taken by Caleb Cain Marcus. The New York City-b...
WAMU 88.5
Feb. 4-16: GlassheartEver wonder how The Beast would have fared if Beauty hadn't shown up? It's not too late to find out in Glassheart, which is on stage at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast through February 16. Written by...
WAMU 88.5
Feb. 3-23: VioletYou can see Violet at Ford's Theatre through February 23. Set in the early 1960s, this musical by Brian Crawley follows a young woman on a pilgrimage across the South to meet a televangelist who she hopes can heal the disfiguring s...
WAMU 88.5
Feb. 1: If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflection As Elder Statesman Tomorrow at 8 p.m. you can head to Georgetown University’s McNeir Auditorium to see Dennis C. McAndrews present his one-act play ...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 30-Feb. 16: Figures and Vistas It’s not too late to see Figures and Vistas, an exhibit featuring work by local artists Gordon Binder and Joyce McCarten. The collection is on view at Gallery Plan b ...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 29-Feb. 28: Nucleus You can visit the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Northwest through February 28 to see Nucleus, an exhibit featuring new ceramic sculpture by David Hicks. The California-based artist draws inspiration from agricultural elements in his organic wall inst...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 28-Mar. 9: The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is on stage through March 9 at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Northwest. In this Victorian-era farce, fast dialogue...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 27-Feb. 23: Stones in His Pockets Two actors take on more than a dozen roles in the contemporary Irish play Stones in His Pockets, which you can see at Baltimore’s Center Stage through February 23. Directed by Derek ...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 24-25: Wedding of Ordos The Inner Mongolia Ordos National Song and Dance Theatre is coming to The Kennedy Center this weekend for a limited, two performance run of Wedding of Ordos, a poetry, music and dance-infused show t...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 22-Apr. 13: CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sources ArtArlington Arts Center kicks off its year-long 40th anniversary celebration today with the unveiling of CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art. The exhibit will be on view through April 13 and features work by artists whose careers were launched at the ...
WAMU 88.5
United States Postal Service employees work through the rain, sleet, snow and summer heat to make sure everyone's mail gets delivered. But a group of activists say they shouldn't work into the night. Tyson Jerome Barnette was shot and killed while delivering mail after dark in Prince George's County last November. Yesterday, postal workers and members of his family gathered ...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 21-Feb. 16: The Tallest Tree in the Forest You can see playwright and performer Daniel Beaty in the world premiere of his one-man show, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, at Arena Stage through Februar...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 20: Let Freedom Ring! Tonight you can attend a musical tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Kennedy Center, which is co-hosting a celebration with Georgetown University featuring Grammy Award-winning singer ...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 18-Mar. 29: Marley Dawson: Statics and DynamicsMarley Dawson: Statics and Dynamics goes on view tomorrow at HEMPHILL Fine Arts in Northwest, where you can check it out through March 29. In the exhibit, the Australian artist explores A...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 17-19: La Vie en Rose Starting tomorrow you can visit GALA Hispanic Theatre in Northwest to see La Vie en Rose, a collaboration between The In Series and ...
WAMU 88.5
A musical makes its D.C. debut today — but it's not exactly high-brow entertainment. 50 Shades! The Musical is an original parody of the bestselling romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The show opens with a ladies book club deciding to read the racy book. Jack Boice plays Christian Grey, a reclusive billionaire with a titillating hobby. The acto...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 16-18: 50 Shades! The Musical Starting tomorrow you can see 50 Shades! The Musical, a parody of the romance novel trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. This musical comedy opens with a ladies’ book club deciding to read the bestselling book. The audience then follows the group through...
WAMU 88.5
Jan. 15-Feb. 28: DIS/GUISE Starting tomorrow you can visit George Washington University’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery to see DIS/GUISE, an exhibit featuring work by Holly Tro...