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Plein Air // Observe artists at work, browse and purchase their works, attend artist talks and more at the third annual Plein Air-Easton! Competition and Arts Festival on the Eastern Shore. More than 50 artists from around the region will gather in Easton to participate in the event, which runs from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. today to Thursday , 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Easton. Many events are free; some require a fee. 410-822-7297 or pleinair-easton.com.
Albert CummingsBlues-rock guitarist Albert Cummings performs at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.50. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.
'On Dangerous Ground'See a revival showing of Nicholas Ray's 1952 film-noir at 7 p.m. at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. $8. 410-727-3456.
Sculpture showCheck out Laura Shults' "Sculpted Sky Show" at the Howard Community College Art Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 410-772-4870.
Hi-5 at the MeyerhoffMusical kids' act Hi-5 performs a live, interactive show at 5:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $24-$34. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
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Wednesday in Taste
A respite for the soul
Looking for peace and quiet? A growing number of people are seeking the tranquility of a spiritual retreat, where for a few hours or a few days they can collect their thoughts and renew their energy.
Sunday in Modern Life
Showtime for Ravens
If this is July, it must be time for Baltimore to turn its collective thoughts to football. Check out the special Ravens preseason preview.
Sunday in Sports
Zurawik Video// Seee Daivd Zurawik discussing a wave of religiously themed television programs premiering soon. baltimoresun.com/zurawik
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A new assignment
Tony Blair arrives in the Middle East today as the region's new peace envoy.baltimoresun.com/nationworld
Gardener of the week
Bethany Ziman calls her garden a sanctuary, but it also features fun elements, such as a path of hopscotch tiles for her sons. baltimoresun.com/gardener
How high 'Hairspray'?
After its opening weekend, we take a look at box-office numbers for Hairspray.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass
Council looks at its pay
The Annapolis City Council will consider a bill tonight that would allow members to get annual raises in pay, rather than wait every four years to take up the issue.baltimoresun.com/news/annearundel
Tour de France
Today's tough Stage 15 route through the high mountains will prove a test for leader Michael Rasmussen, who came in second during yesterday's ride in the high terrain.baltimoresun.com/sports
Guilty pleasuresA little harmless Internet profile stalking, anyone?baltimoresun.com/baltamour
Dog has taste for cashPepper, a Lab mix, scarfed down nearly $750.baltimoresun.com/mutts
SCHOOL SCORESA Sun analysis of MSA scores from all schools around the state examines key factors in what makes a school successful.
THE BIG OThe Ravens' Jonathan Ogden is an extraordinary man with ordinary tastes, an affable giant with a seven-figure paycheck and a flea-market mindset.
DREAM BIGNew entrepreneurs get schooled as colleges and universities across the country are embracing the dreams of their students.
HOT FLASHRead the real-life stories of the six fabulous women performing in "Tales from Menopause: the Musical," at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.
STRANGE TRIPMeet Donna Jean Godchaux, who was the only female member of the Grateful Dead. She's in Baltimore to play at the 8x10 Club.