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C.J.

Columnist | The Dish
Phone: 612-332-TIPS
C.J. is a columnist in the Star Tribune's Twin Cities section. Her column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
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C.J.: Prince protégée Ashley Támar Davis performed with pre-Destiny Beyoncé

C.J.: Prince protégée Ashley Támar Davis performed with pre-Destiny Beyoncé

Playing the Fine Line in Minneapolis will be bittersweet Saturday for singer Ashley Támar Davis.She's scheduled to go on stage at 9 p.m. as the…
May 2, 1990: There were some emotional, inspired moments during Prince's benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry.

C.J.: Memories 'Billy Jack Bitch,' Prince's 'biggest enemy'

During our chance 1997 meeting, Prince called me his "biggest enemy," and said he thought items I wrote about him were the fallout of my being "an old girlfriend." I told him to take a good look at me: I didn't in any way resemble the incredibly beautiful women he brought into his life. Prince said that he had a dream he and I might work together in the future.
C.J.: Writing a book with Prince 'would be a nightmare job,' Neal Karlen says

C.J.: Writing a book with Prince 'would be a nightmare job,' Neal Karlen says

Writer Neal Karlen tried to conceal a tape recorder in the crotch of his jeans before a 1990 Rolling Stone interview with Prince. "It was…
C.J.: Writer Neal Karlen 'got jaded, jaded by that Prince world'

C.J.: Writer Neal Karlen 'got jaded, jaded by that Prince world'

The writer who probably knows Prince the best has resisted countless offers to write the bio of the rocker, who is now penning his memoirs.
Metereologist Patrick Hammer

C.J.: Meteorologist Patrick Hammer tells of highs, lows after layoff

Buffalo, N.Y.-bound meteorologist Patrick Hammer had some low points after word came down in November 2013 that he was getting bounced from the KSTP-TV morning…
Meteorologist Patrick Hammer

Meteorologist Patrick Hammer is off to Buffalo TV station

I know for sure that Patrick Hammer, the popular meteorologist KSTP-TV dropped in November 2013, didn't want to leave Minnesota. But he's going. To WGRZ,…