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Whitney Houston performs in 1988. The new Showtime documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me, includes footage of her world tour in 1999. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

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Power of Peace is the tile of the new album from Santana and The Isley Brothers Maryanne Bilham/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Making 'Power Of Peace' With The Isley Brothers Checks One Off Santana's Bucket List

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On 'McCrary Sisters: Live,' The Spotlight Turns Toward Gospel's Go-To Backup Singers

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Sherman Holmes On World Cafe

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Aretha Franklin on stage at the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in April. The singer has said she will retire from performing live this year. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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