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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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Nov. 12-17: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty If you find yourself wishing you could go back to bed this morning, picture taking a nap that lasts 100 years. In Matthew Bourne’s re-imagining of the ballet Sleeping Beauty, Aurora goes to sleep in the early 1900s and snoozes for a...
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Nov. 12: Teenage Diaries Revisited Back in 1996, a group of teenagers were given tape recorders and asked to talk about their lives for the NPR series Teenage Diaries. Listeners became acquainted with people such as Josh, a young man with Tourette’s syndrome, football star Frankie, whose father wa...
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Nov. 9: Laugh Your Arse Off! Tomorrow night you can see a brand new play at Artisphere. It’s so new in fact, that it doesn’t even exist yet. The Improvised Shakespeare Company of Chicago will create two completely different plays at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. based on aud...
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Nov. 7-9: National Symphony Orchestra: John Storgårds, conductor Tonight through Saturday, you can take a seat in The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, where Finland's John Storgårds will be conducting the National Sym...
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Nov. 6-Feb. 23, 2013: Mia Feuer: An Unkindness It’s generally a bad idea to run or rollerblade indoors, but now through February 23 you can glide around a synthetic ice skating rink in the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Rotunda as part of a new exhibit. ...
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Nov. 5-Dec. 7: Italianissimo Today through December 7, visitors to Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery can take a visual trip to Italy. Photographer Richard Lasner unveils 18 new images of the Tuscan hills, an Italian winery and other scenic locations in ...
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This weekend, musicians came together to raise money for a local program helping those with autism. More than a dozen bands and solo performers converged at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax to play at Artists for Autism, a two-day benefit concert presented by Only About The Music. Toy Soldiers drove down from Philadelphia for Sunday's show. When bandmember Dominic Billett ...
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Nov. 4-10: Sister Act Sister Mary Clarence isn’t your average nun. Well, technically that’s because she isn’t a nun, or a Catholic, or even a church-going woman. She’s a sassy lounge singer who has to hide in a convent after witnessing a murder. In Sister Act, the not-so-devoted div...
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Oct. 31: Halloween Circus Just because you’re too old to go trick or treating, doesn’t mean you have to stay home tonight. The Black Cat is hosting a Halloween Circus, which will include costumes, burlesque performances and live music by ...
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Oct. 30: A Flower is a Lovesome Thing Tonight you can hear singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nellie McKay perform alongside the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet in a new collaborative program called ...
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Hundreds of heels stampeded through Dupont Circle last night for the 27th annual High Heel Race. A crowd of people, including men, women and plenty of men dressed as women, braced themselves behind the starting line next to Colbalt bar and nightclub on 17th Street NW as Mayor Vincent Gray grabbed a bullhorn. "Are you ready? Take your marks! Get set! Go!" Gray yelled....
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Oct. 30-Nov. 17: I Am My Own Wife Starting tomorrow, Rep Stage presents I Am My Own Wife, the 2004 Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by Doug Wright. Based on a true story, the production tells the tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf,...
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Oct. 28-Nov. 17: Love in Afghanistan In Charles Randolph-Wright’s Love in Afghanistan, hip-hop artist Duke travels to Bagram Airfield to entertain the troops. But his trip takes an unexpected turn when he meets Roya, a beautiful and feisty interpreter. As the two dev...
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On a Friday morning, students from D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts gathered at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where they spread out on rubber mats, following directions from yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin. The class was offered as part of Yoga: The Art of Transformation, which is on view through January 26. In college, Baldwin majored in art history a...
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Pete Bergen organizes comedy, improv and stand-up shows in the D.C. area under the group name Chinese Menu Comedy. Tonight he and other comics will get crowds laughing at a benefit event for ...
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Oct. 26: Nosferatu Halloween isn’t until next week, but if you’re already feeling the spooky spirit, Arlington’s Artisphere has you covered. Tomorrow night you can head to the venue at 8 for a screening of the classic silent film ...
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A new film festival kicks off this week in Middleburg, Va., and unlike other local film festivals, this one doesn't follow a theme. The inaugural Middleburg Film Festival (MFF) kicks off on Oct. 24 and runs through Oct. 27. It will feature a limited selection of 25 hand-picked feature-length narratives and documentaries....
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In the Forest, She Grew Fangs is a new play with some classic folktale references. And while the thriller makes clear references to Little Red Riding Hood, it's not an adaptation, but more of a loose re-imagining. It is, however, pretty dark. Meg...
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Oct. 24: Kronos Quartet Tonight at 8 you can head to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theatre in College Park for a concert celebrating the Kronos Quartet’s 40th anniversary. Legen...
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Oct. 23-Jan. 26, 2014: Yoga: The Art of Transformation Yoga has become popular in recent years, but now you can look past the trendy mats and stretchy pants in an exhibit showcasing more than 2,000 years of the discipline’s visual culture and history. Yoga: The Art of Transformation is on view ...