Superman Celebration

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The original Supergirl, Smallville’s Lois Lane and Arrow’s Nyssa al Ghul are coming to southern Illinois this week for an annual Superman Celebration. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The city of Metropolis, Illinois is expecting to attract a large crowd this weekend with the kickoff of its annual Superman Celebration. 20,000-30,000 people are expected to attend the celebration now in its 38th year. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This weekend, Metropolis, Illinois hosts its annual Superman Celebration with activities for everyone. One of the events includes a benefit for the Massac Theatre, an art-deco movie theater and stage from the 1930s. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Lisa Gower about the restoration, the comedy show featuring Scott Long, the auction and a breakfast with superheroes.

Superman Lands in Metropolis for Festival Kickoff

Jun 12, 2014
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The annual Superman Celebration kicks off in Metropolis tonight.

The festival’s co-chair Karla Ogle says participants have four days of “super fun” ahead of them.

“Expect to see kind of a combination of Disney World and Halloween, and I think it’s going to be a very fun weekend with a little bit of everything,” she said.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/8/12

Jun 8, 2012

Click and Clack are going into retirement.

Prairie State News:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is getting a nearly $300,000 federal grant money meant to develop clean-coal technology.

Illinois will receive more than $7 million in federal housing grants to improve local communities by providing shelter and affordable housing.

Metropolis Celebrates 40 Years of Superman

Jun 8, 2012

WKMS has been checking in at the Superman Celebration going on in Metropolis this weekend.

Metropolis Illinois’ Superman Celebration begins Thursday afternoon. This is the 40th year since DC Comics allowed the city to call itself the “Hometown of Superman.”