Together Again

Part of the reason Janet Jackson titled her latest record The Velvet Rope was to criticize barriers that separate different classes in society. So from the beginning of her show, Jackson strives to prove her accessibility to her audience. The spectacular opening presents Jackson's life--at least professionally--as an open book.

When the house lights dim, the stage's burgundy red curtains with gold tassels draw back to reveal a 10'-tall wooden easel holding a huge, closed book with a r

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