If the audience sees a little of Broadway's style in Janet Jackson's new razzle-dazzle "Velvet Rope" tour, it's not by accident.

"To me, being on stage is about entertaining," said Jackson, 32, the youngest daughter of the celebrated Jackson family. "I know there are people who just walk on stage and give you a show by just doing their music, but I always wanted something extra."The Broadway influence goes back to her childhood. "I'm crazy about Broadway. I saw my first Broadway show when I was 10," she said.

The tour, which has drawn capacity crowds, landed in Southern California last week.