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What separates highly acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves from the other prima donnas in the opera world is that Ms. Graves is a homegirl through and through. She’s from D.C. and doesn’t try to front for a minute. Whether she’s playing Carmen or singing Christmas carols on PBS, she brings some of that Chocolate City verve to the rarefied world of classical singing. With her latest CD, a collection of spirituals titled Angels Watching Over Me, Graves brings both worlds together as only a D.C. girl can. Graves signs copies of Angels from 3-5 p.m. at Borders, 18th & L Sts. NW. FREE. (202) 466-4999. (HB)