Whitney Houston's final performance?
February 12th, 2012
10:29 AM ET

Whitney Houston's final performance?

The music industry is reeling from the death of Whitney Houston, particularly those who saw Houston this weekend in Los Angeles.

The legendary entertainer was in town for Grammy Awards events, and was spotted Thursday in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton as Monica and Brandy rehearsed to perform at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala, which went on as planned Saturday evening.

A video of Houston performing with Kelly Price (which comes courtesy VGS&L/Steve Jones @iamstevejones) has been circulating on the Web, and is said to have been taken on Thursday at a pre-Grammys party.

'Sparkle' to release in August, Grammy producer speaks on tribute
February 12th, 2012
12:05 AM ET

'Sparkle' to release in August, Grammy producer speaks on tribute

Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of this year's Grammy Awards, tells CNN that the ceremony will pay respects to Whitney Houston, and the Vice President for the Recording Academy, Barb Dehgan, confirms that Jennifer Hudson will take part.

"Whitney was a multi-Grammy winner, she appeared on the show a number of times. We're very saddened, and we don't want to rush into anything that wouldn't be respectful," Ehrlich said.

"I've asked Jennifer Hudson to come, and we're really at this moment talking about what she's going to do," he continued. "It's going to be something respectful. It's not going to be a full-blown tribute, that's too early and it's too fresh at this moment. It's going to be something respectful to Whitney's memory."

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