‘The magic is still happening’

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Janet Jackson played the last date of your State-of-the World tour in Atlanta this Sunday.

Staged less than a year after the birth of her first child, her far-reaching change – condemning domestic terrorism, white supremacy and police brutality with a sense of urgency and alarm.

The political nature of the production is supported by the musical selection, which highlight socially-conscious songs on the album, such as Knowledge and What About, next to Jackson 28 top 10 hits.

It has earned the star some of the best reviews of his career, and revived many fans’ enthusiasm. Among them is Christine Cardona, who reflects here on his relationship with the singer.

Recently I found myself with a lapful of doughnuts, full of an emotion child, in the back seat of a rental car. A couple of hours before, I had flown from my home in new York to new Orleans, picked up a friend in every airport, and began the two hour trip to Lafayette for the opening night of Janet Jackson State of the World Tour.

“Our Last Janet” from the list of reproduction is pumped through the speakers, I had flashbacks to the number of units, and the plethora of buses, trains and planes, I had embarked to catch a glimpse of Janet Jackson. I tried to remember how it all began.

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