Restrained, not comatose Pop

July 09, 1998|By J.D. Considine

Janet Jackson's latest album, "The Velvet Rope," is undoubtedly the most personal and introspective effort of her career. Trouble is, those aren't exactly qualities pop fans associate with elaborately staged spectacles. Does that mean the Velvet Rope concert tour will be without the elaborate production numbers that marked her last two tours?

Not a chance. Jackson's music may have turned reflective, but she's as much a showman as she ever was. So expect plenty of singing, dancing, lights and cleavage when her American tour kicks off tonight at the MCI Center in downtown Washington.

The show is at 8 p.m. at the MCI Center, 601 F St., Washington. Tickets are $50.25 and $35.25; call 410-481-7328.

Pub Date: 7/09/98

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