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Janet Jackson celebrates ‘Rhythm Nation’ in Minnesota where her sound was born

With a sold-out show Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Minnesota on Saturday night, Sept. 14, 2019, music icon Janet Jackson did not disappoint fans.

She opened the 90-minute show with the hit songs “All Night” and “If,” and backed by six dancers and five band members, she kept the crowd on its feet the whole night.

Jackson was reunited onstage with super producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who were instrumental in shaping her sound in the 1980s and ’90s at their Flyte Time Studios in sout Minneapolis and suburban Edina.

Jam, Lewis joined Jackson onstage to perform her 1986 hit “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” and she thanked Minnesota for allowing her to discover herself, find her voice and make great music during her time there.

When she performed her 1997 hit single “Together Again,” she blew kisses in the air for her late father Joe Jackson and older brother, the late, great King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Near the end of the show, Jackson, performed her hits “State of the World,” The Knowledge,” “Miss You Much,” “Love Will Never Do (Without You),” “Alright,” “Escapade,” “Black Cat” and “Rhythm Nation” on of her chart-topping album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, which was released 30 years ago this week on Sept. 19, 1989.

Fans screamed Jackson’s name after she exited the stage. She returned for an encore with her band and dancers, gave the crowd a taste of the Jackson 5’s dance moves and  performed “All For You”  and “Made For Now.”

At 53, Jackson has not missed a beat and still puts on an amazing show.