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Thursday, February 16

Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder To sing at Whitney Houston's funeral

The new hope baptist church

  The queen of soul ,Aretha Franklin and Singer-Producer Stevie Wonder have been confirmed to sing at the saturday private funeral of Whitney Houston
     Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, her co-star in "The Bodyguard," Kevin Cosner ,and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
  Organizers were getting the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, ready Thursday for the musical part of the service, setting up speakers and drums in the aisles.
   Houston's longtime musical mentor, Clive Davis, will speak at the funeral and the eulogy will be given by gospel singer and longtime family friend Marvin Winans.
   Fans without invitations will be kept far away but it has been confirmed that the funeral will be streamed online.