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'Top of the World tour'

When: 8 p.m. July 13

Where: Rose Garden, One Center Court

Cost: $35-$65, Ticketmaster (503-224-4400), subject to service charges

The energetic and fashion-forward Dixie Chicks have transcended their country and bluegrass roots to become stars of the pop charts as well, drawing raves for the voice of lead singer Natalie Maines and the musicality of instrumentalists and sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire. The trio tour in support of their Grammy Award-winning new album, 'Home.'

What they say

'Accompanied by a crackerjack ensemble, the Dixie Chicks offered a generous selection from their collection of hit albums, shifting easily from intimate ballads to shuffling, honky-tonk tear-jerkers, to feisty feminist ballads, to ferociously paced bluegrass anthems.'

Ñ The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal

'Mamma Mia'

When: 7:30 p.m. July 1-July 3; 6:30 p.m. July 4; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 5-6; 7:30 p.m. July 8-July 11; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 12; 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 13

Where: Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St.

Cost: $31-$71, 503-790-2787; also available through Ticketmaster (503-224-4400), subject to service charges

This touring Broadway musical is based on the music of the 1970s Swedish rockers Abba. The pop supergroup's biggest hits, from 'Dancing Queen' to 'Take a Chance on Me,' undergird the story of a woman, who, on the eve of her daughter's Greek isle wedding, discovers that her daughter has invited the three men who are possibly her father.

What they say

' 'Mamma Mia' marries the best of both Ñ the high-voltage, irreverent energy of rock and the high-kicking, romantic spirit of show music, all the way down the line.'

Ñ The Boston Globe