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Metropolis celebrating Superman Festival

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The "Man of Steel" has been celebrated in Metropolis, IL, for the past 35 years. (Source: KFVS/CBS) The "Man of Steel" has been celebrated in Metropolis, IL, for the past 35 years. (Source: KFVS/CBS)

METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS/CBS) - The Superman Festival is officially underway in the town that shares a namesake with the city where the fictional "Man of Steel" regularly saved the day.

This is the 36th year for the festival, celebrated with contests, special guests and other activities.

Actor Dean Cain, who played Superman in the television series Lois and Clark, is scheduled to make an appearance this weekend.

The festival runs through Sunday.

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