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Chris Ewen, unsung Hero

CAMBRIDGE – Out of the darkness from the back of T.T. the Bear’s, Chris Ewen looks like a beacon in the bright light of the DJ booth. He plays music here on Saturdays at a popular dance night called “Heroes,” spinning everything from Blondie and Bauhaus to Michael Jackson and modern indie rock.

He’s the rare DJ who welcomes requests, no matter how mundane. When someone asks for a Soft Cell obscurity, Ewen politely jots it down on a piece of paper. Once he’s alone again with a reporter, he cracks a joke: “Trying to stump me with a Soft Cell song — that ain’t gonna happen.”

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