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‘Sesame Street’ to host festival, tape segment in Detroit


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Lily, the first homeless character on “Sesame Street,” will teach kids a lesson of hope and love.

Big Bird is packing his bags and hitting the road. 

“Sesame Street” is bringing its nationwide tour to Detroit from June 20-22.

Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit organization working behind the show, will host a free family festival at Lafayette Park and stage show this summer in celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary, according to a news release.

“Sesame Street” will also tape a segment in Detroit for the new season, which is scheduled to debut in November on HBO.

“This summer’s road trip, and our visit to Detroit, will demonstrate the power of media to engage and teach — something Sesame Workshop has focused on from the very beginning,” Steve Youngwood, COO and president of media and education for Sesame Workshop, said in a news release.

“As we celebrate our decades of impact and look ahead to the next 50 years, ‘Sesame Street’s’ timeless lessons remain the same: Everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, and joy.”

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