added: 17 Feb 2012 // by: VVN Music
The plans for Whitney Houston's memorial on Saturday are taking shape.
It has been announced that Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and BeBe and CeCe Winans will sing at the ceremony while Clive Davis, who was close friends with Houston and her mentor while they were both at Arista Records, will speak. The musical portions will be produced by her long time musical director, Ricky Minor. The eulogy will be presented by family friend Marvin Winans.
Houston's publicist, Kristen Fowler, also confirmed that invitations had gone out to Whitney's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, Penny Marshall and Oprah Winfrey.
Newark, NJ police will shut down an area of six square blocks around the church to keep those without an invitation away; however, the family has announced that they will allow one "pool" camera to be in the church which will broadcast the proceedings on the internet. The Associated Press will running the camera and streaming at livestream.com/aplive. The feed will also be available via satellite to the networks.
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