Janet Jackson

With 'so many hits,' Janet Jackson delivers pop, R&B excellence at Royal Farms Arena

With 'so many hits,' Janet Jackson delivers pop, R&B excellence at Royal Farms Arena

Stick around the entertainment business as long as Janet Jackson has — America first met her in 1976 on “The Jacksons” variety TV show — and a question inevitably comes: Does she still have it?

Time and time again, and in utter convincing fashion, Jackson answered with an emphatic “duh” at her twice-delayed-but-worth-the-wait “State of the World Tour” concert at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday night. This was no legacy act going through the motions; it was a living legend reminding thousands why her influence on today’s R&B stars can’t be overstated.

At 51, she remains a dexterous and versatile performer in near-constant motion, hitting dance moves on beat with a...

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