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Dionne Warwick: "Losing my cousin Whitney was difficult, we were very close"

By thebuzz  |  Posted: April 25, 2013

By Jonathan Whiley

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LEGENDARY singer Dionne Warwick opens up about her childhood, family life and coming to terms with the death of her cousin Whitney Houston in an exclusive interview with WEEKEND this Saturday.

The Grammy award-winning artist leads a stellar bill of performers at Cheltenham Jazz Festival which begins on Wednesday.

Speaking about her decision to perform at The Big Top in Montpellier Gardens - her only confirmed UK appearance this year - the 72-year-old said: " The UK has always been good to me and I respect what the festival supports in championing new and emerging young artists.

“ My performance in Cheltenham will be a great show of familiar songs with quality music from my 50 year career."

Her smooth soulful voice has brought the world songs such as Walk On By, Do You Know The Way to San Jose? and I Say A Little Prayer. And you can expect them all and more on Wednesday.

Dionne opens Cheltenham Jazz Festival with a headline slot from 8.30pm.

Tickets cost from £42. Call 08448 808094.

Read the full interview in WEEKEND this Saturday.

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