Stars will pay trib­ute to Hous­ton in TV spe­cial

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Ce­line Dion, Jen­nifer Hudson and Usher will pay trib­ute to the late Whitney Hous­ton in a one-hour TV spe­cial.

We Will Al­ways Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Hous­ton will tape Oct. 11 at the Nokia The­atre L.A. Live and will fea­ture per­for­mances by Dion, Hudson and Usher. It will air Nov. 16 on CBS.

The Record­ing Academy an­nounced Thurs­day that the spe­cial will also in­clude Hous­ton’s “most mem­o­rable per­for­mances” and in­ter­views with var­i­ous artists. More per­form­ers will be an­nounced.

Tick­ets for the event go on sale Thurs­day.

Hous­ton died at age 48 in Fe­bru­ary. Au­thor­i­ties called her death an ac­ci­den­tal drown­ing, com­pli­cated by heart dis­ease and co­caine use.

The com­pi­la­tion al­bum, I Will Al­ways Love You — The Best of Whitney Hous­ton, will be re­leased on Nov. 13.

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