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Cleveland, Ohio: The land of superheros
The city celebrates the birth of Superman and prepares for the filming of Captain America
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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The new Superman exhibit at Hopkins Airport celebrates his Cleveland roots.
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Cleveland is celebrating the city’s ties to superheros. Mayor Frank Jackson has declared tomorrow  Superman Day. It marks the 75th anniversary of the day the superhero created by Clevelanders Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first appeared on the DC Comics cover. Meanwhile, the city is preparing for the shooting next month of the new Captain America  movie downtown.

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The Superman celebration will include cupcakes at the new Superman exhibit at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport, a proclamation on City Hall steps and – if you look up at the sky – a Terminal Tower bedecked in the red, yellow and blue trademark colors of Superman.

The Captain America filming, however, will require you to keep your eyes on the road. The city has outlined more than a month’s worth of traffic detours beginning May 18.

Most affected will be Cleveland’s West Shoreway, which will be closed from Lake Avenue to E. 9th Street from May 29 through mid-June. The first of the streets expected to close are Rockwell Avenue and E. Sixth Street.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger,” much of which was shot in downtown Cleveland two years ago.  Ohio has a $40 million film tax credit, and a recent study by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission and Cleveland State University claims the credit drew nearly $120 million in movie business to Ohio, most of that to Northeast Ohio. 

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