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By Peter Hermann and Joel Obermayer and Peter Hermann and Joel Obermayer,Sun Staff Writers | November 17, 1994
An East Baltimore man was charged this morning with decapitating a fortune teller who was the matriarch of a powerful Gypsy family in Baltimore and whose advice he had sought in the past.Douglas Thomas Clark, 28, of the 2200 block of E. Lombard St., was charged with first-degree murder in connection with yesterday's slaying of Deborah Stevens, which jolted a clan that traces its Baltimore heritage to the turn of the century.Officer Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said investigators had not recovered a weapon and knew of no motive.
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By Peter Hermann and Joel Obermayer and Peter Hermann and Joel Obermayer,Sun Staff Writers | November 17, 1994
The matriarch of a powerful Gypsy family was found decapitated in her East Baltimore home yesterday morning, jolting a clan that traces its Baltimore heritage to the turn of the century.Deborah Stevens, 62, who had worked as a palm reader and fortune teller out of her Pulaski Highway house for three decades, was a revered and respected member of what once was the most powerful Gypsy band in the nation.Known to give refuge to caravans of Gypsies who follow carnivals up and down the East Coast, Ms. Stevens was related to King Dick Stevens, a national Gypsy leader who operated a Cherry Hill coppersmith shop from the 1920s until his death in 1959.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
For the second year running, Gypsy Queen bested the competition at the Tastes of Two Cities event pitting Baltimore food trucks against their Washington rivals. Baltimore's El Cuervo, which serves tacos and Korean fried chicken, earned second place, and D.C.'s Feelin' Crabby took third at Rash Field -- the new home for the event, which had its inaugural outing last year on the Westport waterfront. Souper Freaks was the winner of the United Way's Golden Carrot, a first-time award for the food truck with the healthiest item on its menu , the Five Seeds Farms Bronze Fennel and Carrot Soup, sourced entirely from local ingredients.
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By Vida Roberts | July 11, 1993
Summer deals us extra hours of sunshine and gold-washed sunsets -- a balmy climate to set free the gypsy in our souls. It's a time to put aside citified suits and take a whirl in something old-fashioned and pretty. The brush of a petticoat skirt and a peasant blouse have centuries-old romantic appeal, so make aplace in your dance cards for someone special.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | April 25, 1995
A 28-year-old Baltimore man was committed to a mental institution yesterday after admitting he used a saw to decapitate the matriarch of a local Gypsy family last fall because he thought her to be "a demon."Douglas Thomas Clark's voice was barely audible as he pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible to first-degree murder in the slaying of Deborah Stevens, an East Baltimore fortune-teller known as Sister Myra, and to carrying a deadly weapon with the intent of harming her.Baltimore City Circuit Judge Clifton J. Gordy Jr. accepted the pleas and committed Clark indefinitely to the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which will determine if he can ever be released.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | November 18, 1994
The man accused of decapitating the matriarch of a Gypsy family Wednesday had sought advice from the East Baltimore fortune-teller several times, but police said yesterday they had not determined a motive for the slaying.Douglas Thomas Clark, 28, refused to talk to homicide detectives. But police said that several "unsolicited statements" he made at Johns Hopkins Hospital -- after an apparent suicide attempt -- led rescue workers and nurses to believe he was involved in the killing.Mr. Clark was taken into custody Wednesday morning -- about two hours after the body of Deborah Stevens was found in her Pulaski Highway home -- when he tried to throw himself under a moving Amtrak train.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | November 22, 1994
In homage to their dead matriarch and to centuries of their secretive culture, scores of Gypsies gathered over the past three days for a festive funeral -- feasting on fish and fruit, dancing to Dixieland jazz and drinking whiskey straight from the bottle.Yesterday at Western Cemetery, mourners for Deborah Stevens threw coins on a rain-speckled white and silver coffin, a tradition meant to ease her into heaven and into the grave.Ms. Stevens, whose decapitated body was found last week, was buried in a winter-white sequined gown after two days of mourning over an open casket at Frank Della Noce & Sons Funeral Home in Little Italy.
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By LARRY STURGILL | March 9, 1994
"Gypsy," the rollicking play about the life of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, was a smash hit on Broadway. So, it is understandable why it is still a favorite of drama troupes and dinner theaters nationwide.Under the direction of Tracy Adler, the ever durable, irascibly funny "Gypsy" is this year's spring production of the Wilde Lake High School Drama Department.The cast includes Rachel Abrams as Mama Rose; Toby Morrison as Herbie; Amy Seth as Baby June; and Elise Oesterreicher as Louise (Gypsy)
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Staff | October 17, 2004
Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend, by Michael Dregni. Oxford University Press. 352 pages. $30. The life of the great Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt has been amply mythologized, and needlessly so. In Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend, music journalist Michael Dregni demonstrates that the facts are entertaining enough. The basic story line is well known to jazz aficionados: Boy born in caravan outside the Belgian town of Liberchies proves mettle as master chicken thief, learns guitar and dazzles Paris with lightning technique until wagon fire destroys all but two fingers on his fretting hand.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2012
Alice Rohart from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for a cake her mom used to make when she was growing up that she called a Gypsy round layer cake. She said her mom baked a lot and she fondly remembers this cake as being a lovely combination of spice and chocolate with chopped nuts, topped with a delicious buttercream frosting. She wanted help finding the recipe so she could make it and bring back old memories. I located a recipe for a Gypsy round cake in the American Profile magazine Hometown Cookbook that likely is the one Rohart was searching for. In this cookbook, American Profile magazine celebrates hometown life in America by inviting readers to send in their favorite recipes for publication.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
Open only since the end of May, Of Love & Regret is operating with admirable maturity, confidence and grace. It's a wonderful gathering space for Baltimore, and it's putting out some of the best burgers and good cheer in town. Plain but not spartan, the interior space suggests the lunchroom of a benevolently run factory, where everyone respects the work they do and each other. There are a half-dozen tables on either side of the long, bar. A community table with high stools sits in the room's center.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
Two new rolling cafes have joined Baltimore's food truck fleet. They were both parked on Thursday at Baltimore and Greene streets, a regular spot near the University of Maryland. Greenhouse Cafe serves organic Mediterranean food like falafel, hummus and stuffed grape leaves. The sole owner is Sophia Chafik, who recently moved her truck over from the Washington, D.C. area. The cafe's Twitter account is @greenhousescafe (note the extra "S. ") Road 2 Seoul is a first-time effort from three young men with restaurant experience.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2011
The Gypsy Queen food truck is having a baby. Annmarie Langton and Tom Looney have purchased the old Curbside Cafe truck and will be launching a slightly pared down version of the popular cafe on wheels.   "We're super excited," Gypsy Queen co-owner Looney said. The truck is set to launch within 10 days, he added. "We just got all of our permits. " The new truck is tentatively named The Little Gypsy, but the name has not been painted on yet. If you have a suggestion for a name, leave it here.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2011
With new food trucks rolling out every couple months, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Here are three of the more notable Baltimore food trucks, from burgers to soups. Chowhound Burger Wagon kooperschowhound.com Generally acknowledged as the pace-setter in Baltimore's food truck fleet, Chowhound started serving burgers on the go back in the fall of 2009. Veggie, beef, bison and turkey burgers are cooked on the spot and served alongside regular or sweet potato fries.
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By George Soros | August 30, 2010
—The Roma have been persecuted across Europe for centuries. Now Roma (often called Gypsies, a term they dislike) face a form of discrimination unseen in Europe since World War II: group evictions and expulsions from several European democracies of men, women and children on the grounds that they pose a threat to public order. This month, France began to carry out plans to expel all non-French Roma, implicating them as a group in criminal activity, without any legal process to determine whether individuals have committed any crime or pose a threat.
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By Cindy Parr RTC and Cindy Parr RTC,Contributing Writer | October 2, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Just a few months after their first successful run of the musical "Oklahoma!" Stone Road Productions Inc. and Friendly Farm are ready to invite audiences back for their second Stage Door Dinner Theatre performance, "Gypsy," which begins tomorrow night.Chock full of local talent, "Gypsy," with a 17-member cast, will light up the Friendly Farm restaurant each weekend in October and the first weekend in November.Harry Langmead, a partner in Stone Road, said that like the production of "Oklahoma" in March, "Gypsy" is well-suited for a dinner-theater crowd.
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By Laura Rottenberg and Laura Rottenberg,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 22, 1997
The front of Gypsy's menu tells the yesteryear story of one Constance Whitely, who as a little girl ran away from home, only to be found several hours later at Baltimore Street and Fremont Avenue. Dressed in vampish pumps and heavy makeup, she was urging customers into a parlor to have their fortunes told.Constance, with her spirit of adventure and fillip of rebellion, makes a perfect mascot for Gypsy's Cafe.Located just across from the Hollins Market, Gypsy's has a funky, iconoclastic charm that is irrefutable.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
When Gogol Bordello hits the stage, chaos is the only certainty. Led by the spindly, mustachioed Eugene Hutz, the ragtag eight-member troupe churns through a maniacal mixture of punk and Gypsy music, romping around the room and whipping audiences into a fervor. "What we do on stage is so fun, it radiates," Hutz said. "It's the best thing I could possibly think of doing. When we all get on the same page — all eight of us — and give it, there isn't much choice." After more than 10 years, Gogol Bordello has live performances down pat, Hutz said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2009
TODAY 'Night in Spain': The musicians of Veritas Musicas present an evening of Spanish songs composed by Manuel De Falla, Fermin Marla Alvarez, Enrique Granados, Fernando Obradors and others. "A Night in Spain: Songs of Spain" will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. Admission is $15-$18. For tickets and other information, call 410-542-4900. Acoustic music: The band Arbouretum previews its all-acoustic set with the band Violet Hour before playing a sold-out Carnegie concert hall next week.
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