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    Marathon Petroleum to Sponsor New Nighttime Music and Light Show

    Marathon Petroleum to Sponsor New Nighttime Music and Light Show

    SANDUSKY, Ohio -- Marathon Petroleum Co. LP will help add even more dazzle to Cedar Point Amusement Park this summer as the sponsor of a spectacular new nighttime music and light show.

    The new attraction, called American Portrait, will feature exciting music, high-def digitized video, an advanced lighting system and an extensive display of colorful pyrotechnics that will illuminate the evening sky, according to a news release issued by Cedar Point.

    "American Portrait is dedicated to the Spirit of America," John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point, said in a statement. "It will combine patriotic and contemporary music with unique images of American life. The program will be fast-paced, uplifting and enjoyed by everyone in the family."

    The 15-minute program will be presented nightly beginning Fri., June 3 through Sun., Aug. 21. It will be shown on the park's 3,600-square-foot projection screen located on the Iron Dragon Midway. On most nights, American Portrait is scheduled to be shown at 10 p.m.

    "We are proud to join Cedar Point in bringing this patriotic salute to the park," said Tom Kelley, Marathon's senior vice president of marketing. "The brilliance and high energy of the new American Portrait nighttime show will be the perfect ending to a visit to Cedar Point."

    Marathon is an integrated international energy company engaged in exploration and production; oil sands mining; integrated gas; and refining, marketing and transportation operations. Based in Houston, it is the fourth largest U.S.-based integrated oil company and the nation's fifth largest refiner.

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