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USA Today’s Pop Candy Loves Sarah Jaffe, Tour Begins Wednesday

SarahJaffeIndie artist Sarah Jaffe has been blowing audiences away with her live performances which set her up to tour with great artists including Midlake, Norah Jones, and Lou Barlow. Most recently, she impressed none other than USA Today’s PopCandywriter Whitney Matheson at her performance in New York City at The Living Room.

This 24-year-old Texan and her guitar will continue to wow audiences every night on her upcoming tour. She’s had an amazing response from the press and fans on the release of her debut album Suburban Nature – out now on Kirtland Records.

Unsigned Artist Christina Perri Pries Open the Lid to Fame with ‘Jar of Hearts’

Christina PerriLast week, Christina Perri was busy running coffee at Melrose Place Cafe, a Los Angeles restaurant, wondering when she’d get her big break. This week, she’s busy fielding media requests and answering fan mail.

“It’s been a legitimate whirlwind — I’ve been answering about a hundred e-mails a day,” she says. “I still don’t believe that this is all really happening.”

Thanks to a close friend (Keltie Colleen, a Radio City Rockette), who handed her demo to So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Stacey Tookey, Perri’s song Jar of Hearts was featured on the June 30 show. Since it aired on Fox, the track has sold 48,000 downloads, landed at No. 26 on Billboard‘’s singles sales chart and climbed to No. 20 on iTunes. She also scored the No. 10 slot on Amazon’s Overall Chart and is trending as the No. 1 search on Google. That was nine days ago. Today, instead of tying on an apron for a shift at the cafe, the 23-year-old performs on CBS’ The Early Show. She’ll also perform Jar of Hearts on So You Think You Can Dance on Thursday.

USA TODAY Announces To Write Love On Her Arms Winner of Twitter Hashtag Campaign for Charity

twlohafounderUSA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling print newspaper, announces the results of the #AmericaWants Twitter hashtag campaign for charity. With the most tweets of support, To Write Love on Her Arms will receive a full-page, full-color ad in USA TODAY, valued at $189,400.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The movement exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since 2006, To Write Love on Her Arms has responded to more than 150,000 emails and messages from over 100 countries, in addition to giving more than $700,000 directly to treatment and recovery.

Help To Write Love On Her Arms to Win an Ad in USA Today by Tweeting

twlohaNon-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms is in the running to win a full page ad in USA Today (worth $189,000) and all they need to win is your tweet! To win, TWLOHA needs the most tweets to USA Today.

To help TWLOHA win this great gift, simply tweet: “#AmericaWants @TWLOHA to get a full-page ad in USA TODAY!” Re-tweeting it and spreading the word could only help TWLOHA, so tweet up a storm for a good cause!

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.