Live Review: Janet Jackson at the Bill Graham Civic

Janet Jackson review: Pop queen affirms her legacy: Aidin Vaziri | Janet Jackson looked as if she meant business. With her hair shorn and slicked back on Tuesday night, at the first of two sold-out shows at the Bill Graham Civic, she took the stage wearing a simple black tank top, utilitarian jeans, a diamond-studded collar, bright red lipstick and a matching bandanna on her left wrist. Her arms were almost as taut as her smile. Over her very long career, the 44-year-old singer and actor has taken on many different personalities – from Michael’s doe-eyed, perpetually sweet-natured little sister to the scorned dominatrix on her most recent album, 2008’s “Discipline.” But at the Civic, on tour in support of her 3-year-old greatest-hits set, “Number Ones,” she seemed mostly intent on demonstrating her sturdiness.Read more.

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