Grace Jones

Grace Jones does what she feels at the Hollywood Bowl

Grace Jones does what she feels at the Hollywood Bowl

Each time Grace Jones disappeared backstage to change costumes at the Hollywood Bowl – and for this veteran clothes horse, that meant between virtually every song in Sunday’s concert – she kept her microphone on, addressing the audience even as members of her crew helped her out of one outré get-up and into the next.

“I always put what I feel in a song, even when I didn’t write ’em,” she said during one such interlude, just before she re-emerged for “Private Life,” her hypnotic rendition of the Pretenders tune about emotional blackmail. Then the 67-year-old singer laughed in her throaty, willfully intimidating way and said that she should’ve written all of her songs,...

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