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April 13, 2014

Editor's picks

Editor's picks

A sampling of arts and entertainment highlights for the upcoming week:

Hixson in Waseca

St. Paul-based jazz singer Maud Hixon will perform“She Said, She Said: Classic Women Songwriters from the Flapper, Swing and Bebop Eras" on Saturday at the Waseca Arts Center.

Hixson is a singer of classic jazz and popular songs of the 20th century. She debuted at the Guthrie Theater in "Coward's Women" in 2010, performed at the New York Cabaret Convention in 2011, and in 2012 appeared in concert with composer and pianist Richard Rodney Bennett as part of the Midtown Jazz Series in New York City. Her newest album, "Don't Let A Good Thing Get Away" was released in 2013.

The concert will be held in the Kent & Diane Schultz Auditorium, which is not handicapped accessible.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with free refreshments served, compliments of Cabot Cheese and the art center. The concert begins at 7:30 pm.

All seating is reserved; call 507-835-1701.

DJ Abilities at the Lounge

One of Minnesota's most heralded performers and producers arrives at the What's Up Lounge on Friday.

DJ Abilities, of Rhymesayers Entertainment, is anchoring the show that also includes local talent Ill P.O.E, T. Ly and Phenom.

Show begins at 10 p.m. and admission is $10 (ages 21-plus only).

Derby Girls home debut

The Mankato Area Derby Girls flat-track roller derby team makes its 2014 season home debut on Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Center.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and action starts at 7 p.m. against the MedCity Mafia of Rochester. The MAD Girls are entering its second season and also has home bouts on May 31, July 19 and Aug. 23.

Tickets are on sale at the Verizon Wireless Center Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. General admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Trackside tickets are $15 (spectators must be 18+ to sit trackside).

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