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Usher, Celine Dion to perform at Whitney Houston tribute concert

September 28, 2012|By August Brown
  • Whitney Houston as Emma in this year's film "Sparkle."
Whitney Houston as Emma in this year's film "Sparkle." (Alicia Gbur / TriStar Pictures )

The passing of Whitney Houston was a sad undertone to this year's Grammy Awards show. But several marquee artists -- including Celine Dion, Usher and Jennifer Hudson -- will pay tribute to the pop icon in a telecast special that airs Nov. 16 on CBS and tapes in a concert in Los Angeles. 

The telecast, "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," will be taped at the Nokia Theatre on Oct. 11. The event features sets by those artists performing from Houston's catalog, along with clips from her most beloved performances and several artist interviews.

Tickets to the show went on sale Thursday. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50, not including service fees. Orchestra and VIP packages are available for $125 and above. 

The concert coincides with the release of Houston's new posthumous greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You -- The Best of Whitney Houston," which comes out Nov. 13.

Houston died on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February from an accidental drowning, complicated by heart disease and cocaine use, in her Beverly Hills Hotel room in February.

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