The Talented Maryline Blackburn Will Sing at DIVAS WITH A CAUSE Concert
Born in Europe, Maryline is one of those artists who comes along once in a Blue Alaskan Moon and simply personifies the word “Entertainer.” Maryline spent her formative years in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the mid-1980s, she won the Miss Alaska Pageant and then went on to represent Alaska in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant where she was a talent finalist. She is a singer with a wide spectrum of performing experiences. She has performed with and opened for such legends of entertainment as Bob Hope (USO/Department of Defense), Cab & Chris Calloway, The Platters, and contemporary icons like Celine Deon, Peabo Bryson, Phyllis Hyman and the group Exile.
Maryline has appeared in venues as varied as Barry’s Place in Cancun, Mexico, The Famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee, and The Buckboard Country Music Showcase in Marietta, Georgia, where she performed country music classics. She has toured the Ritz-Carlton Hotels nationwide and shared her talents with international audiences in Spain, Argentina, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, Philippines, Guatemala, Japan, Russia and several other countries. Special appearances have been requested of Maryline at such events as Superbowl Fund Festivals, NAACP, NFL & IHL (National Anthem), MLK Celebrations, ACOG (Olympic Celebrations), APOC (Paralympic Celebrations), Inauguration ceremony of U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, and many more.
Maryline’s talents have also made it to both the large and small screen. She appeared in the movie “Made in Heaven” with Kelly McGillis and Timothy Hutton, Spike Lee’s “School Daze” with Laurence Fishburne, as well as the daytime television drama, “Sweet Auburn.” Her commercial credits include Ford Motor Company, Gold’s Gym, IBM and Chick-fil-A.
Her musical style can best be described as progressive, incorporating elements of urban contemporary, mainstream pop, country and western, and old school romantic R&B, with a touch of the power and deep spiritual intensity of southern gospel music.
Maryline’s first CD is entitled “Maryline,” for which she wrote and composed seven songs. Her second CD, “Russian Rhapsody,” is a funky upbeat collection of pop music that Maryline co-wrote, performed and recorded in Moscow, Russia.
Hard to classify, engaging, entertaining, and captivating. When you put it all together you have Maryline Blackburn, a consummate professional able to effortlessly meet the entertainment demands of any audience, regardless of the setting, be it an intimate night club or lounge, a concert hall, an arena or a large convention.
Once you’ve heard her voice, you too will be a believer in the warmth, energy and uncompromised talent of Maryline Blackburn!
You can hear Maryline Blackburn live! On Sunday, June 19 at 5:30 pm at The Buckhead Theatre, she will be performing at the Divas With A Cause Concert. Tickets are on sale at www.divaswithacause.com, The Buckhead Theatre (Thursday & Friday from Noon- 4 pm), or by calling (678) 653-3061.