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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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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Jan. 13-18: Meena’s Dream Meena is a 9-year-old girl with an active imagination and a very sick mother. To cope with her mother’s illness and mounting bills, she escapes into her dreams. There, she meets the Hindu god Lord Krishna, who needs Meena’s help to fight the “Worry Machine.” This one-woman-show by Anu Yadav features an original score...
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Jan. 10-11: Ben Allison After releasing his 11th studio album, The Stars Look Very Different Today, back in December, the genre-bending jazz bassist and composer Ben Allison will be performing tonight with his band at The Mansion at ...
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Jan. 9-Feb. 1: New Works on Paper Now through February 1 you can see New Works on Paper by four local artists at Bethesda’s Gallery B. The exhibit features roughly 40 water-based media paintings by Cathy Kwart, Catherine Levinson, Bonny Lundy and Virginia Mahoney. There will be an opening reception tomo...
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Jan. 8-Feb. 2: Winter White It might not look like a winter wonderland out there, but it still feels like it. Now through February 2 you can immerse yourself in Winter White, a ceramics exhibition at Alexandria’s Scope Gallery. The work featured in this Washington Ceramic Guild show isn’t exclu...
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Jan. 7-Feb. 8: Lucid Dreams Starting today you can visit Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda to see new work by gallery artists and a series of paintings by Hungarian-born American artist Gabor Szabo. ...
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Jan. 6: Frankenstein Tonight at 6:30 you can attend a screening of Frankenstein at The National Theatre. When Dr. Frankenstein sends his grotesque-looking creation out into the world, the monster is met with cruelty wherever he goes. All of that neg...
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Jan. 3-Feb. 2: Primary Colors What can be done with just red, yellow, and blue? Primary Colors opens today at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, where it will be on view through February 2. For this exhibit, artists used just three hues to cre...