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C.J. is a columnist in the Star Tribune's Twin Cities section. Her column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.


C.J.: Minneapolis-born singer Ava Raiin aims to reign on charts plus, maybe, art galleries

Imagine being at an art show where the artist leaves the invited guests to take the stage and sing. Entertainer Ava Raiin could do…


C.J.: TV writer Matt Goldman writes crime novel set in – wait for it – Edina

Goldman will be at Once Upon a Crime at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 to read and sign copies of his first crime novel "Gone to Dust."


C.J.: Gorgeous actor Chris Massoglia is hoping his third kiss will be his first real one

The Minnesota native is co-starring with former "American Idol" contestant Moriah Peters in "Because of Grácia."


C.J.: Sheletta Brundidge's trip to Houston for grandmother's funeral turned out to be a whirlwind

The devastation in Houston caused by Harvey hit very close to home for Cottage Grove’s Sheletta Brundidge. A native of Houston, Brundidge was there…


C.J.: Docu filmmaker Joe Brandmeier finds humor a key to healthy marriage

He jumped out of his comfort zone behind the camera to produce the "I Do?" inspired by a rough patch in his 28-year union with Joan Steffend.


C.J.: Former KSTP anchor Mark Suppelsa leaving Chicago's WGN 'at top of his game'

It’s time to share, instead of privately cherish, the interview I did four months ago with former Twin Cities anchor Mark Suppelsa. Last week…


C.J.: Brenda Langton has a milliner for a daughter

Celina Kane’s career choice had to be creative. The daughter of restaurateur Brenda Langton and artist Timothy Kane is a milliner…


C.J.: 'Fool Me Once' singer Lindsey Webster is set to play the Dakota

Billboard's 2016 smooth jazz artist of the year is performing with Minnesotans Stokely and Shaun LaBelle.


C.J.: Jesse Garcia IV is living the advice his late police officer dad gave

Bethel College student Jesse Garcia IV is headed off to the LA Film Studies Center, a collegiate adventure that probably would have delighted his…


C.J.: Minnesota's Samantha Harris is hosting summer run of 'Culinary Genius'

The Hopkins High alum and former host of "Entertainment Tonight" and "Dancing With The Stars" has a show featuring home cooks that debuted Monday.