Celine Dion, Usher to perform for Houston special

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Candles burn at a memorial to singer Whitney Houston

Candles at memorial to singer Whitney Houston outside New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey (AP photo)

NEW YORK (AP) – 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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