Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will perform a song at the memorial service of Whitney Houston on Saturday in what assure to be a very melodic tune. Publicist Kristen Foster also verifies that invites went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown; her co-star in "The Bodyguard," Kevin Costner; and Oprah Winfrey.
Houston experienced melodic tutor, Clive Davis, will tell at the memorial service. The honor will be given by gospel singer and longtime family friend Marvin Winans. The Queen of Soul was a close family friend and considered Houston her goddaughter; she said in an email Thursday that Houston used to call her "Aunt Ree."
Coordinator was receiving the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark ready Thursday for the funeral. Drums and speakers, which were to be part of the musical service, were in the aisles. Fans without invitations will be kept far away. Newark police say streets will be shut down for six square blocks around the church. But on Thursday, there were numerous fans outside, contributing to and taking pictures of the temporary memorial to the celebrity outer the church. Media were also outside of the spot.