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(Photo By Treena Burtin)

**Note: Spotlight is an original category of The Illixer given to people or events covered that may not necessarily be Hip-Hop or music based; but still deserve to receive some type of recognition for one reason or another.

Meet Milwaukee native Treena Burtin. Treena is an up-and-coming R&B singer who also happens to: model, act, perform poetry, and do charity work. Treena got started with singing and acting while in high school. She won the lead role of Rita Louise Watson in her school’s version of the hit movie Sister Act II and the rest is history. Taking on a role originally played by the infamous Lauryn Hill is a nice early career accomplishment. Treena will be gracing R&B lovers with a brand new single on February 14, 2012. Who doesn’t like a good R&B song on the majorly recognized day of love. Besides working on music, Treena has also taken some steps to beef up her modeling portfolio. She has participated in events at Milwaukee’s own Studio One Photo Art and gone on to work with well known photographers such as Hank McClellan and Chris Burton. So Miss Burtin has an impressive background. However, what brought her to the attention of The Illixer is her current charity work.