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Originally posted 02/08/2013 07:55AM
As the music community mourns Whitney Houston one year after her death at 48, her mentor and confidante, Clive Davis is "feeling keenly the loss" of the superstar, he told PEOPLE on Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Gearing up for his annual pre-Grammy gala that centered last year on Houston's memorial, Davis, 80, says at Saturday's big event, he is "going to do something to remind everybody that her talent lived among us and in so many people."
On the same night as his event, a special is airing on CBS, dedicated to the fallen diva.
Originally posted 02/18/2012 04:40PM
Whitney Houston's funeral brought the singer back to where it all began – the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where she performed as a child in the choir.
On Saturday, those same walls were filled with music and stories of the star who touched so many lives in her 48 years.
With tears and laughter, BeBe Winans shared memories of sitting with Houston – in her closet – preparing for her first tour. "We weren't crowded," he joked of the space. "It was as big as this church."
Originally posted 02/16/2012 01:40PM
Not only is Bobby Brown not banned from attending Whitney Houston's invitation-only funeral on Saturday, he is performing with New Edition a few hours later, it was just announced.
"He is not being banned. That's completely untrue," a family source tells PEOPLE.
Adds a close family friend: "Bobby will be there at the funeral to support his [and Houston's] daughter [Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18]. There was some talk ... some people were angry at him, but that's just grief. He will be there."
Originally posted 02/16/2012 11:50AM
Kevin Costner, the leading man who costarred with Whitney Houston in her greatest movie hit, The Bodyguard, is planning to speak at her funeral this weekend, a family source tells PEOPLE.
In addition, both Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the service, and Houston's record producer from the very beginning of her career, Clive Davis, will also speak, Whitney's rep confirms.
According to the family source, "Whitney's family is devastated, but they're getting through it."
In addition, says the family source, "Clive has been a complete rock for her family this entire time. He's been with her since the beginning, and he's been everything to them. They're leaning on him for emotional support. He talks to them hourly, and he's a very big part in planning her funeral. Clive has been a constant presence for them. They're thanking God for Clive."
Originally posted 02/12/2012 01:50AM
The death of Whitney Houston has rocked the industry on the eve of music's biggest night, but the show must go on – it's what she would have wanted, music mogul Clive Davis said Saturday night.
"Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight," he told those gathered Saturday night at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis's pre-Grammy gala, which she was due to attend (although she was not scheduled to perform, he said, as previously reported).
"She loved music and loved this night that celebrated music," he continued of the late singer, whose death is currently under investigation.
Originally posted 02/11/2012 11:00PM
The loss of a legend on the eve of Sunday's Grammys has brought a message of condolence from the Recording Academy.
"Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades," Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy, which presents the annual Grammy Awards, said in a statement Saturday.
"Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs."
Originally posted 07/15/2009 02:10PM
In London to unveil her new album at a VIP party Tuesday night, Whitney Houston – looking glam in a black and white Dolce & Gabbana gown – signaled she was back.
With her mentor, music mogul Clive Davis, playing nine tracks from her upcoming album to be released in September, Houston, 45, "looked radiant," a source at the party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel tells PEOPLE.
"She gave an amazing speech saying how much the album comes from the heart and telling of her love for Clive Davis," the source added. "She was also saying how much she loved being in London … and you could tell she was happy to be here."
Originally posted 07/23/2007 12:35PM
Kelly Clarkson is finally speaking out to clear up rumors about her relationship with label head Clive Davis after the two had creative differences over her latest record.
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