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Twenty Summers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, founded in 2009 to promote the private creation of art, to foster public engagement with art and artists, and to honor the legacy of art in Provincetown. Its annual series of concerts and conversations takes place in the historic Hawthorne barn.

Twenty Summers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, founded in 2009 to promote the private creation of art, to foster public engagement with art and artists, and to honor the legacy of art in Provincetown. Its annual series of concerts and conversations takes place in the historic Hawthorne barn.
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Twenty Summers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, founded in 2009 to promote the private creation of art, to foster public engagement with art and artists, and to honor the legacy of art in Provincetown. Its annual series of concerts and conversations takes place in the historic Hawthorne barn.

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Episodes

Dar Williams in Concert

11/8/2018
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Seasoned singer-songwriter, performing artist, and author, Dar Williams, joined us for a solo concert in the Hawthorne Barn on May 26, 2018, where she shared her music from her extensive collection of folk tunes, along with stories from her many journeys and experiences.

Duration:01:28:52

J.T. Rogers and Rajiv Chandrasekaran in Conversation

11/8/2018
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Tony Award–winning playwright J.T. Rogers (Oslo) and seasoned foreign correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran (National Book Award finalist for Imperial Life in the Emerald City) sat together on June 9, 2018 in the Hawthorne Barn to discuss the intersection of politics, war, journalism, and art.

Duration:01:33:31

Robert Pinsky and Monica Youn: Poetry and Conversation

11/1/2018
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Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky joined poet Monica Youn to share recent work and exchange ideas, along with moderator Elizabeth Bradfield, local poet and naturalist on June 9, 2018 in the Hawthorne Barn.

Duration:01:07:47

Bedouine in Concert

11/1/2018
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Syrian-born, Los Angeles-based songstress Azniv Korkejian, known onstage as Bedouine, performed in the Hawthorne Barn on June 15, 2018, sharing her modernized take on sixties folk and an arsenal of beautiful songs.

Duration:00:35:13

John Gorka in Concert

10/25/2018
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Iconic singer-songwriter John Gorka raised the rafters on May 18, 2018 in the Hawthorne Barn with his spirited acoustic guitar playing, insightful lyrics, and wry, witty storytelling.

Duration:01:34:57

Pollock: A Staged Reading featuring Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch

10/25/2018
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We were pleased to present a theatrical reading of Pollock on June 16, 2018, featuring the original actors, Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch, in Provincetown’s Hawthorne Barn as part of Twenty Summers' annual month-long arts festival.

Duration:01:05:42

Kevin Morby in Concert

10/18/2018
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Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby performed solo in the Hawthorne Barn in Provincetown, Mass. as part of Twenty Summers' annual month-long arts festival.

Duration:01:13:51

Michael Cunningham and Daniel Mendelsohn in Conversation: Making Literature out of Literature

10/18/2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham and the internationally best-selling essayist, critic, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn discussed how writers turn consciously to literature itself as a way of broadening their own horizons on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Provincetown’s Hawthorne Barn as part of Twenty Summers' annual month-long arts festival.

Duration:01:05:31

Overcoats in Concert

10/18/2018
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On Sunday, June 10, 2018 Overcoats joined us for an intimate concert. The New York-based female electronic-pop duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, performed in the historic Hofmann Studio in Provincetown, the former West End home and studio of artist Hans Hofmann, as part of Twenty Summers' annual month-long arts festival.

Duration:00:54:01

Isaac Mizrahi and Alan Cumming in Conversation

10/9/2018
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We were delighted to host award-winning performer and author Alan Cumming interviewing the outrageously versatile Isaac Mizrahi, fashion legend turned actor–director–TV host on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Provincetown’s Hawthorne Barn.

Duration:01:07:55

Martha Wainwright in Concert

10/9/2018
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On Saturday, May 19, 2018, performer and songwriter Martha Wainwright shared her distinctive voice and arsenal of powerful songs in the Hawthorne Barn in Provincetown, Mass.

Duration:01:09:08

Duncan Sheik in Concert

11/16/2017
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Grammy and Tony award-winning singer-songwriter and Broadway composer Duncan Sheik joined us in the Hawthorne Barn as a resident artist during the week leading up to his performance. On the final night of his stay, he shared music from his compositions for Spring Awakening, American Psycho, and off his many albums (including his hit 'Barely Breathing'). Sheik shared the stage with special guest Micky Blue, who collaborated with him during his week-long residency in the Barn. This event...

Duration:01:23:42

Sharon Olds and Mark Doty in Conversation

11/9/2017
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Iconic poets Sharon Olds and Mark Doty read from their influential collections, and discuss the secrets behind their fearless craft. This event took place on June 10, 2017, and was moderated by Provincetown poet Kelle Groom.

Duration:01:13:06

Lucy Kaplansky in Concert

11/2/2017
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Blending country, folk, and rock styles, vocalist Lucy Kaplansky performed in the Hawthorne Barn, sharing original songs as well as covers of June Carter Cash, Gram Parsons, Lennon-McCartney, and Nick Lowe. This event took place on June 3, 2017.

Duration:01:20:36

How Drawing Provincetown Shaped Hans Hofmann

11/2/2017
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As the latest installment of our ongoing tribute to the painters who worked and taught in the Hawthorne Barn when it was an art school, Marcelle Polednik, a museum director and curator, and Karen Wilkin, experienced art critic and curator, discussed and presented images from Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper, an exhibit they curated for MOCA Jacksonville in Florida, demonstrating the ever-evolving work of Hofmann and the inspiration he drew from Provincetown itself. This event and video were...

Duration:00:54:32

Alysia Abbott and Joan Wickersham in Conversation

10/26/2017
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Twenty Summers welcomed authors Alysia Abbott (Fairyland) and Joan Wickersham (The Suicide Index) to the Barn, who have both written critically acclaimed memoirs about the fathers they loved and lost too soon. The two authors discussed their memoirs, their writing lives, and their other work in this deeply personal and fascinating conversation. WCAI was a media sponsor for this event. This event took place on May 13, 2017.

Duration:01:19:14

Peter Bohlin and William Rawn in Conversation

10/26/2017
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World-renowned architects Peter Bohlin and William Rawn discussed the current and future role of architecture and their experiences designing buildings private and public, including a look into Bohlin's incredible collaboration with Steve Jobs to design the infamous Apple Stores around the world. This event took place on June 10, 2017.

Duration:01:08:28

Emily Wells in Concert

10/18/2017
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Performer, producer, singer, composer, and classically trained violinist, Emily Wells joins us in the Barn with her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation as well as her deft approach to live sampling. She has evolved into a uniquely modern singer and composer who uses a variety of instruments, from strings and drums to synths and beat machines, to create what NPR has praised as'gospel-folk music that's immersed in secular desires and experiences' and the New York Times as...

Duration:01:08:57

David France and Andrew Sullivan in Conversation

10/18/2017
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In 2012, author and journalist David France released the documentary How to Survive a Plague, the culmination of his decades-long coverage of the U.S. AIDS crisis. It won a New York Film Critics Circle Award and was an Oscar nominee. Last fall he published his book of the same title. In reviewing it for the New York Times, provocative political commentator Andrew Sullivan called it 'the first and best history of the courage behind the fight to end AIDS' and a reminder that if gay life and...

Duration:01:19:30

Junot Diaz and Jacqueline Woodson in Conversation

10/12/2017
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Authors Junot Diaz and Jacqueline Woodson join us for a conversation in the Barn that delves into the divisive politics of our age and what it means to be an American fiction writer of color today. Junot Diaz, whose work has been honored with a Pulitzer and a MacArthur, joins Jacqueline Woodson, whose books for readers of all ages have won prizes including a National Book Award and a Coretta Scott King Award. From his Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao to her Brown Girl Dreaming, from his...

Duration:01:18:15