February 4, 2013
Chef Rebecca Pauvert reflects: “I chose this recipe because it is one of my favorites. It has great flavors, it's comforting and it's a recipe that you can increase if you want and enjoy for a couple of nights. It only gets better.” Braised Chicken Basquaise with red peppers and artichokes Ingredients: • olive oil • ½ pound chorizo • 2 small red onions, cut in 6 wedges • 2 red peppers, cut in ½-inch strips • 4 Cornish game hens, halved • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered • 8 small artichoke hearts, halved • 6 cloves garlic • 2 cups chicken stock, plus • Juice of 1 lemon • ¾ cup sherry • sea salt and ground black pepper Directions: 1. Heat oil in large braising pan. Brown chorizo slightly, add red onions and red peppers and toss a few times.
January 23, 2013
Rebecca F. Parker, who had worked as an administrator for Maryland Legal Services Inc., died Jan. 17 from breast cancer at her Charles Center apartment. She was 62. A daughter of a minister and a homemaker, the former Rebecca Fletcher was born and raised in Camden, S.C., where she graduated from high school. She moved to Paterson, N.J., in the 1970s, and first worked at a Woolworth's department store before becoming a cost accountant for General Electric Corp. She also had been a GE product model.
September 21, 2012
Rebecca D. Dorsey, a Baltimore-born and -raised chanteuse, died Sept. 14 of ovarian cancer at her home in Sea Cliff, N.Y. She was 54. The daughter of a physician and a public relations executive, Rebecca Devereux Dorsey was born in Baltimore and raised in Glencoe and Homeland. After graduating in 1976 from Garrison Forest School, she earned a bachelor's degree in dance from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980. "She began studying singing at the Sorbonne, where she had gone to study French, and realized she had a voice," said her mother, Glorian Devereux Dorsey of Cockeysville, former director of public relations at The Baltimore Sun. "Then she came back and started studying acting in New York when she was in her 20s. " Ms. Dorsey modeled and had supporting roles in such films as "Wall Street," "Slaves of New York," "Working Girl" and several Woody Allen pictures, her mother said.
September 8, 2012
Lifestyles expert Hilary Phelps and Sun fashion reporter John-John Williams IV give their take from New York Fashion Week. We love her bags. And we love the celebs who carry her bags, but Rebecca Minkoff's spring collection fell way short Friday evening at Lincoln Center. Hilary: She opened with a gorgeous, flowy jumpsuit that would be perfect for late spring or early summer. And I did like the pink tweed blazer with hints of lime green. I also liked her black envelope studded bag. I felt there wasn't a lot of length to her collection.
June 16, 2012
Rebecca Groves "Becky" Smith, a former educator and social worker who had been a trustee at what is now McDaniel College for more than three decades, died Thursday of heart failure at William Hill Manor in Easton. She was 95. The former Rebecca Groves, the daughter of a farmer and a homemaker, was born and raised in Kennedyville. After graduating from Chestertown High School in 1933, she earned a bachelor's degree in history and English and certification in secondary education in 1937 from what was then Western Maryland College.
June 2, 2012
At a recent screening of the ballet competion documentary "First Position," the audience gasped audibly when, about a third of the way through the movie, Rebecca Houseknecht's hometown — Odenton, Maryland — flashed across the screen. The film chronicles the real-life stories of six aspiring dancers from around the world aged 11 to 17 who in 2009 competed in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition. The film tells the dramatic life stories of a desperately poor Columbian teen who hopes to use dance to raise the quality of life for his entire family, and of a 14-year-old orphan who chose a life in ballet as an antidote to the murders she witnessed in her native Sierra Leone.