Usher, Dion, Hudson to perform for Houston special

Celine Dion (l) and Usher will perform in a TV special honoring the late Whitney Houston. /AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file

NEW YORK — Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion 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 the three stars. 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.

— Associated Press