Entertainment

J-Lo to wear more modest
outfits in Jakarta concert

Jennifer Lopez performs during her concert in Shanghai, China on Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)
Jennifer Lopez performs during her concert in Shanghai, China on Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

While many Jennifer Lopez fans might expect her to wear revealing outfits during her Jakarta concert on Friday, her concert promoter says that the diva will choose more modest attire.

One of the concert’s promoters, Stellar Indonesia, said on Thursday that Lopez’s outfits had been altered to make them more appropriate for the Indonesian stage.

“Her managers have also asked us whether she can perform her usual sexy dance moves and we said that they weren’t appropriate for Indonesia,” said Stella Indonesia president director Reza Prawiro.

Despite the slight alterations, Reza said that Lopez, known for her energetic dance routines, would deliver nothing short of a stellar performance.

Lopez, along with 16 dancers, one of whom is her current boyfriend, Casper Smart, is set to amaze Jakarta fans by performing her catalogue of hits as well as new songs in the one-and-a-half-hour concert.

According to Reza, the concert is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. at Mata Elang International Stadium, North Jakarta, and will use a visual effect system called IMAG.

“[The visual effect system] is similar to the one used in the 2012 London Olympics. J-Lo and her team will bring the equipment themselves. We are only providing the stage and the speakers,” Reza said.

The concert, part of her "Dance Again World Tour", will also use one giant screen in the middle of the stage, as well as four smaller ones on its sides, he added.

As of Thursday, 90 percent of the tickets have been sold, with only tickets for the festival category, priced at Rp 1.75 million (US$182), left, according to Jerry Ibrahim, the project manager of Dyandra Entertainment, another promoter of the concert.

“Fans of Lopez will still be able to buy tickets until tomorrow at ticket boxes in front of the concert’s venue,” he said. (han/lfr)

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