NEW YORK (WLNY) — A star-studded event takes place this weekend at the Prudential Center, as Gospelfest celebrates 30 years of God’s amazing grace — with performances by Aretha Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and another legend from our area, Cissy Houston.

Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston, stopped by The Couch to talk about the show, and how she’s been holding up since her daughter’s death.

Photos: Whitney Houston’s Funeral

Produced and directed by Emmy Award winning Producer, A. Curtis Farrow, McDonald’s Gospelfest is a talent competition that features many abilities. Rising stars of all colors, ages, cultures and faiths will compete in a variety of categories including Soloists, Youth Choir, Adult Choir, Praise Dance, Step, Singing Groups, and Gospel Rappers.

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