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Past articles by Bruce:

What does it take to build a gingerbread replica of Biltmore House?

Ten people worked for six weeks on building a gingerbread replica of the Biltmore House. It's different every year. → Read More

Asheville doubles fines for parking tickets starting Feb. 1

The cost of having a car in downtown Asheville continues to climb, at least for those who get their auto ticketed for a parking infraction. → Read More

A tree grows in Biltmore: Christmas magic returns with a 35-foot Fraser fir

The tree raising may be the beginning of the Christmas season for Biltmore's guests, but staff have been decorating the home since late September. → Read More

Biltmore gets dressed up for Christmas, in some fresh colors

You know Biltmore will be in her finest Christmas attire, but you never know exactly what will be new and exciting unless you see her for yourself. → Read More

Want to see 'The Book of Mormon' onstage? Here's how to get tickets

Tickets for the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon" go on sale next month. It plays 8 performances in March at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC. → Read More

You've just survived a hurricane. What are you going to do next?

Once you've pitched in to help, it's time to kick back, and we've got some suggestions: The Rebirth Brass Band and other Asheville area entertainment → Read More

Surgery at Biltmore: A 120-year-old statue gets a new arm

Asheville artist Alex Irvine built and attached a new arm to a ceramic statue bought by Biltmore's founder, George Vanderbilt. → Read More

City of Asheville raises parking garage fees for most parkers

Unless you depart within 60 minutes, you will be paying more to park at any city of Asheville parking garage starting July 1. → Read More

8 things to do around Asheville this week, with a focus on local theater

Theater continues to bloom in Western North Carolina, so that will be our focus this week. But first, two quick musical reminders. → Read More

Titanic costume exhibit woven into Vanderbilt family history at Biltmore

The ship's sinking almost changed Biltmore's history as momentously as it shook up the fictional family in "Downton Abbey." → Read More

Steep Canyon Rangers album 'Out in the Open' debuts at No. 1

Steep Canyon Rangers newest album, "Out in the Open," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart. → Read More

Valentine's, jazz and more: 14 things to do this week around Asheville

It's a crazy busy weekend in downtown Asheville, so you might also consider getting away from that central craziness. → Read More

'9 to 5': Busy Asheville theater scene is working overtime

As Asheville Community Theatre prepares its first big musical of 2018, Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," stage shows are breaking out all over. → Read More

Puppies, groundhogs, comics & more: 7 top things to do this weekend in Asheville

Giving some attention to worthy entertainment events around and near Asheville that might otherwise fly beneath the radar. → Read More

Top 6 things to do this week, from Del McCoury to Galaxy Girl

Hear Del McCoury, honor Django Reinhardt, meet a cranky bookseller, laugh out loud, travel the galaxy and save the planet! → Read More

Sylva-shot 'Three Billboards' earns 7 Oscar nominations

The seven nominations for "Three Billboards" trailed the most-nominated movie, "The Shape of Water." → Read More

Home of the Week: A ranch renovation in Candler

When a constrained budget led two women to a fixer-upper, they decided to do most of the renovation work themselves. → Read More

Theater, music, magic & more: 8 top things to do around Asheville Jan. 12-18

It's the time of year for "comfort theater," magic, music and comedy in and around Asheville, Jan. 12-18. → Read More

Home of the Week: An Irish Christmas in Fairview

This is Home of the Week's second visit to Tyrconnell House, this time to enjoy the Christmas decor. → Read More

6 picks for New Year's Eve around Asheville and WNC

For those of you still hunting something to do, here's a random sampling. → Read More