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Arts & Entertainment - February 2, 2018

Notes of a native songwriter

Stew takes on messy heroes, topical songs and rock 'n' roll theater

by Karla Kane

There's no simple way to define the work of Stew. As a rock-and-pop songwriter (under the name Stew and with his band The Negro Problem) and playwright, his discography is full of beautiful melodies, distinctive vocals and, most of all, the incisive and humorous lyrics that give him such a memorable voice in both the pop-music and theater worlds. His songs can be gentle and acoustic, edgily aggressive or jazzily cabaret-like — sometimes, somehow, all at the same time.

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Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane can be emailed at kkane@paweekly.com.

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