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Stevie Wonder Avenue coming to Detroit
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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Motown icon Stevie Wonder has spent plenty of time "Living For The City," as the song says.

Now he'll have a street named for him in one of his home towns.

Stevie Wonder Avenue will be unveiled during a ceremony with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, city officials and Motown alumni at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The unveiling takes place in the Center For Creative Studies parking lot at Baltimore and Cass avenues and then move to the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Woodward avenues, where the sign will be placed.

Wonder -- who began making hits for Motown in 1963 and has sold more than 100 million records since, along with winning 25 Grammy Awards -- will be on hand for the event, which will include performances by students from Cass Technical High School and the Detroit School of the Arts.

The ceremony is open to the public.

"I never imagined that in my lifetime this honor would be bestowed upon me. I didn't, but God did," Wonder said in a statement. "I am so thankful and filled with gratitude that the city where I grew up would give me a forever moment -- a moment that is capture on Milwaukee Ave. and in my heart. I am overjoyed."

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