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BRAC and the city
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A testing season
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5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Shop Boyz perform -- Atlanta rap group Shop Boyz, known for their recent hit single "Party Like a Rockstar," plays Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. 9 p.m. $20-$25. 410-327-8333 or ticketmaster.com.
Shark Week returns -- The ratings behemoth is back for its 20th outing. Tonight's show travels to New Guinea to unravel secrets that presumably haven't been uncovered during the last 19 Shark Weeks. 9 p.m.-10 p.m., Discovery Channel.
'Requiem' exhibit -- Requiem: Works of Art by Tonya Ingersol showcases larger-than-life works of the local young artist. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6-$8. 443-263-1800.
Laughs, off the cuff -- The Baltimore Improv Festival through Sunday at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Performances and workshops over the next three days. Showtimes and workshop times vary. Show tickets $5-$15, workshop tickets $30-$45. 888-745-8393 or baltimoreimprovfestival.org.
Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple -- American acoustic trio Nickel Creek performs at Pier Six Pavilion during its Farewell (For Now) Tour, along with Fiona Apple. 7:30 p.m. President Street and Eastern Avenue at the Inner Harbor. $22.50-$37.50. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
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The lowdown on what to do
Look for local entertainment writer Sam Sessa's Three Hot Weekend Tips.baltimoresun.com/midnightsun
Sun architecture critic Edward Gunts reports on the latest plan for the historic ship in the Inner Harbor. baltimoresun.com/criticalmass
100,000th Basilica visitor
Cardinal William H. Keeler will welcome the 100,000th visitor to the Basilica this morning.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Ravens' camp updates
The Ravens continue training camp at McDaniel College in Westminster with practices from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. baltimoresun.com/ravenscentral
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Picturing Ravens -- Sun Photographer Christopher T. Assaf shows off his work from the first days of Ravens training camp and talks about the challenges of getting the best shots.baltimoresun.com/photoedge
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1. McNair works to defy the years -- Ravens quarterback Steve McNair says he feels the physical effects of 13 NFL seasons, but he's working to stay in game shape.
2. Bedard battles errant control, dehydration -- Orioles starter Erik Bedard showed his stuff without his best stuff Tuesday night, getting through six innings of a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.
3. Autopsies don't tell enough -- From examining the remains alone, experts say, there is no clear-cut way to determine whether an Ocean City mother caused the deaths of the four preterm babies found on her property over the past week.
4. Outsiders blamed in neighborhood trying to rebound -- In the neighborhood where two police officers were shot Monday evening, some residents said the area has improved, and blamed the crime on people who do not live there.
5. Slow down or say cheese -- Baltimore officials said Tuesday that they will seek to install speed cameras in city neighborhoods. Using radar cameras to photograph license plates and issue fines by mail was suggested in a report released by a city task force.