Vanessa Carlton will be in town this Friday for the Girls Rock concert, sponsored by Massage Envy. The show promises an exclusive performance by Vanessa at H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights. Not only there will be music and fun, but a charity endeavor since each ticket sale will donate a portion to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. 

Here are 10 facts about Vanessa!

1.She was born on August 16th, 1980 under the zodiac sign Leo.

2.She graduated from The School of American Ballet in New York City

3.Her marriage ceremony was officiated by Stevie Nicks

4.She completed the 2005 New York City Marathon while raising money for charity.

5.She has a long-haired Dachshund dog named Lord Victor

6.She appeared on the show ‘The Doctors’ to speak about  Ectopic Pregnancy 

7.Her career is certified platinum for record sales

8.Her ancestry includes Russian and Scandinavian roots

9.Her mother was a pianist and school teacher 

10.Besides playing the piano, she is a songwriter.

Photos: Vanessa Carlton Spotlight 

Vanessa's Pooch Lord Victor