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(Dec. 8-11) DREAMGRILS The District's Duke Ellington School of the Arts is facing tough times with style-betting on "Dreamgirls" to raise enough revenue to cover a sizable budget shortfall. The public school has enlisted the services of a Hollywood costume designer and a Broadway director to bolster the production based on the meteoric rise to fame experienced by The Supremes, James Brown, and others. "Dreamgirls" plays tonight through Saturday at the Ellington Theatre in Northwest.

(Dec. 8) GETTING OVER GRANITE Important players from the art world ask a few monumental questions in Beyond Granite. Among them: Are permanent works of granite the best way to honor America's most significant people and events? And could temporary installations function as alternatives for national commemoration? You can join the conversation tonight at 6:30 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on F Street.

(Dec. 8) NATIONAL PHOTGRAPHIC Photographer William Albert Allard has been capturing cultures in color for five decades. He'll be on hand to help National Geographic celebrate his work tonight at Washington's Grovesnor Auditorium in Shooting From the Heart.

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