Hudson will return to Chicago to film ABC special

NEW YORK (AP) - October 7, 2009

The network says the 28-year-old singer-actress will share childhood memories of the music, people and places that set the stage for her career. Musical performances will be filmed on location throughout the city.

Hudson, who gained fame first as a top contender on "American Idol," won an Oscar for her role in "Dreamgirls" and a Grammy for best R&B album for her self-titled debut CD.

The network says a date and time for the hour-long music special hasn't yet been scheduled.

Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were slain in Chicago last year.

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