A new First City Players production is set to debut next week, bringing to the stage an upbeat and musical take on classic comic strip characters.

Ward Cove Market added a new feature this spring: “Cindy’s Little Library,” a free book exchange cabinet perched atop the picnic table at the far end of the parking lot.

The recently installed gate and matching handrails outside the Tongass Historical Museum on Dock Street not only add a splash of color and local artistry to the building, but represent Ketchikan’s past and present.

Ketchikan is set to go green for the summer as the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition garden network continues to bloom.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska State Fair this year will pay return postage fees for some creations sent in by Ketchikan residents for judging in the competitive exhibits.

"Mixed Up," Ketchikan's 35th annual Wearable Art Show, isn't taking just one form this year — artists and spectators can experience the show on a boat, in the street, on a stage and even on the run.

Several well-known female Alaska writers and authors have been making their way across the state — in the form of two-dimensional artwork created by Haines-based artist Katie Ione Craney.

On the heels of a winter-solstice themed performance in December, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet's annual "Evening of Dance" event is set for the last weekend of this month.

Maria Naclerio had a goal of finding new ways to support local youth when she came to the First City this fall for a position with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.

With a performance slated to open just two days prior to this year's winter solstice, the dancers of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet are ready to take the stage and celebrate the year ahead.

Local artist and researcher Laura Coleman combines her career with creativity to produce unique handmade jewelry, using resources found in Southeast Alaska waters.

The dust has settled from First City Players' annual Divas and Divos fundraiser competition, leaving one man and one woman with shiny new crowns.

Standing in front of a camera in the empty University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus Library, Assistant Professor Stephen Florian spoke of something he believes affects everyone at some point in work or school: writer's block.

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Every year, a performance takes place in Ketchikan, with a handful of competing performers vying for the chance at a crown through singing, dancing and theater.

For Ketchikan Theatre Ballet instructors and dancers, it's a relief to be back in the studio after several months of virtual lessons.

Sara Dove Orozco's exhibit at the Main Street Gallery, which will open on Oct. 2, encourages people to examine their relationships through a traditional style of colorful art.

There might not be engines on any of the vessels that carry competitors through the well-known Race to Alaska course, but since 2015, there have been cameras.

Widely recognized for his work on "The Rock" sculpture on Berth 1, local artist Dave Rubin also has delved into the process of designing book covers — his latest work is reflected on the front and back covers of a book written by an old friend with First City ties.

Pesto, pickles, salsa and salad dressing take a turn for the original — and local — when made by Foraged and Found, a small Ketchikan business that was recently featured in Edible Alaska magazine.

Even the pickiest of eaters might be able to find a new favorite dish in "Plating up the Tongass," a new culinary project from the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the Tongass Historical Museum has a lot to say about Ketchikan's past.  

When ventriloquist David Strassman walked into the SoHo Coho Gallery on Creek Street in 2001, he had a mission: to share his passion for fossils with local artist and fellow paleontology enthusiast Ray Troll.

Modified to facilitate social distancing and help prevent against the spread of COVID-19, First City Players announced that it is moving forward with a plan to hold an annual summer theater camp.

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Whether working the First City Players stage or strolling down Hollywood Boulevard, Skyler Joy always knew she wanted to be an actress.

Heather Lende describes her first three books about life and work in Haines as "love letters" to that Southeast Alaska community, but her most recent work strikes a different tone, drawing inspiration from a dramatic term on the Haines Borough Assembly.

After closing its doors to the public to help fight the spread of COVID-19, the Main Street Gallery will next month again allow in-person visitations and receptions with precautions in place.

Despite the fact that June is nearly halfway over, there is still plenty of time left in the summer season to enjoy the great outdoors — and a short cabin getaway might be the perfect place to start.

Whether under the glow of stage lights or broadcast from far away, the show must go on for First City Players.

May is halfway over, but the time for berry picking is just getting started — which is why the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan chose berries as the topic of the latest “AskUAS” lecture.

The latest presentation in the “AskUAS” lecture series was held virtually on Thursday evening, capping a sunny spring day that drove many people outside — fitting weather for the night’s topic of berries.

Ketchikan has been “hunkering down” for more than a month now, and numerous community organizations have jumped at the opportunity to make sure people can stay connected and entertained while fighting the spread of the coronavirus — for Ketchikan Museums, this means bringing exhibits online …

Whether donning dresses and suits or rocking a pair of pajamas and slippers, anyone can leave the coronavirus crisis behind for a night of music, dancing and memories during a virtual prom this weekend.

After just beginning the casting process for a spring production, First City Players’ usual bustle of activity was brought to a standstill by the spread of the novel coronavirus to Ketchikan this past month.