After Whitney death, Clive Davis gala presses on

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 10 at 9:04 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A year after Whitney Houston's death, music executive Clive Davis remembered her in words — and video.

Houston died last year just hours before the annual Clive Davis Gala was to start. On Saturday, Davis said his world continues "to be so shattered by her passing" and that Houston's death still feels "unreal."

Davis then played what he called a rare performance of Houston belting "All The Man That I Need" on Saturday the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

He called Houston the "greatest, greatest singer of our lifetime."

Houston's brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Pat Houston, attended the gala Saturday night. Davis thanked them "for being here tonight."

Dutch electronic artist Afrojack kicked off the performances with a DJ set, and he was followed by Patti Smith, Gladys Knight, Miguel, Lumineers, Usher, Emeli Sande and Jennifer Hudson.

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