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Gina Stewart, John Hartness to perform Sept. 4-5

September 2, 2009

Brenda Gambill and Gina Stewart

Brenda Gambill and Gina Stewart

Beloved veterans of the Charlotte arts scene have joined the roster Friday and Saturday (Sept. 4-5) at Story Slam! Charlotte (1401 Central Ave.).

John Hartness will read his poetry at 7:30 pm.

Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill will present a “behind the songs” story-telling/music session after the concert performance of the play “Carve.”

Hartness has been a fixture on the Charlotte theatre scene for the past 15 years as a director, actor and lighting designer. Recently returning to his first love, writing, Hartness recently published a collection of his short stories and poetry Returning the Favor and other slices of life.

John Hartness

John Hartness

His first novel, Choices, is due out this fall as well. Hartness’ work has been featured on Turner South and in the collection My South: A People, A Place, A World All Its Own.

Stewart is an award-winning actor (“Wildwood Flowers”) and singer/songwriter with Fetchin’ Bones, Doubting Thomas, Volatile Baby and Jonesalee.

She has worked extensively with Taradiddle Players, the N.C. Shakespeare Festival, the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival and the Grand Ole Opry.

After reading the part of “Maureen” in “Carve,” Stewart will perform with longtime partner Brenda Gambill.

See ticket info at the top of the site.

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