MEET THE POPTARTS



JULIE MATTHEWS

What’s This PopTart’s Fav Color 

Luscious Lemon YELLOW

Big Crush or Going Steady? 

A rock chick at heart, Julie has a thing for musicians. She loves Danny Powers (the guitar player from Michael Stanley’s Band).  

What School did she go to?

Julie went to Moreland in Shaker Heights then graduated from Garfield Hts. High School then studied at The Actors Studio in New York City.

Who are her Groovy Friends?

Julie’s really diggin’ that she gets to hang out with the popular girls, like The PopTarts!  Some of her other groovy pals are Pat Priest and Butch Patrick from The Munsters, Lou Ferrigno from The Incredible Hulk, Kathy Garver from Family Affair,  Paul Petersen from The Donna Reed Show and the Soup Nazi, Larry Thomas. 

Does she have a Pet?

Julie & Danny have a Dalmatian (with her own car) named Moxie and a cat named D.

Fun Things She Likes To Do...

Julie likes to walk off cupcakes and chocolate by walking in the park with her dog, ice skating and riding her bike. She likes to watch sitcom reruns, make guitar pick jewelry, cook, have parties, go to Starbucks with her girlfriends and loves to go see The Spark Plugz and Michael Stanley & The Resonators. 

When she’s not a singing PopTart...

She likes to go to Montreal. Her fav Canadian Band is The Musical Box.  Believe it or not, Julie is an award winning film producer and works in movies as a casting director and acting coach.  She currently has 2 feature film motion pictures in development.  Julie is also the television spokesperson for The Children’s Miracle Network event, America’s Most Photogenic Baby.



Laura Farrell 

What’s This PopTart’s Fav Color 

Wild Blueberry BLUE of course.   

Fav Other Stuff...

Laura’s favorite number is 6.

She is a coffee lover. 

Her favorite flower is a peony.

Big Crush or Going Steady? 

She’s not going to say who she’s dating, but he’s a drummer and seriously groovy.

What are her Groovy Dreams?

Wild Blue dreams of living in Paris one day and writing the perfect song.  Her piano would overlook the Seine, she’s just sayin’......

Does she have a Pet?

On any given day, Laura’s dog Scout has lots of doggie friends come over for a visit. 

Fun Things She Likes To Do...

Laura loves listening to music and singing Motown, reading, gardening and traveling.  Being a PopTart has allowed her to explore her wild (blueberry side), which has been a lot of fun!!

When she’s not a singing PopTart...

Laura is a singer, performer, actress, model  and television personality.  You may recognize her from her days in television working as a traffic reporter.  Take a tip from this Tart if you want to know what your house is worth....she is also a licensed real estate appraiser.



Lisa Sommer 

What’s This PopTart’s Fav Color 

Sweet Green Apple GREEN 

Fav Other Stuff...

Sleeping, Napping, Snoozing.  Food....(watch your plates)....if it looks good, she may just help herself.  A good glass of wine, or a bad glass of wine, she’s not really that picky!

Big Crush or Going Steady? 

Erol Sommer is Lisa’s heart-throb...he is the bass player in Images and The Bluescasters.  He’s a real groovy cat! 

What are her Groovy Dreams?

Lisa dreams of flying in a pink VW Beetle with PopTarts.  She hopes to have an original song she wrote for The PopTarts made into a video. 

Does she have a Pet?

Lisa likes walks in the park with her old dawgie Basia. We are not sure why her cat’s name is DustBunny, but let’s just say that none of The PopTarts own a MOP!!   (For other kitchen floor cleaning tips, see Very Cherry’s “Tart-Tips-From-The-Pits”)

Fun Things She Likes To Do...

Fun for her, and fun for you too, Lisa sings with her “MY GUY” Erol, in the band IMAGES.  She also enjoys gardening and sleeping!  She loves to eat chocolate and find fun jello molds to make jello.   Did we mention napping?

When she’s not a singing PopTart...

Lisa loves playing records in her room, talking on the phone and pajama parties. She adores being able to sing what girls everywhere are feeling and thinking and she hopes our songs give young women inspiration!  She also hopes the boys think we’re choice!  Lisa says, “I want to turn the world on with my smile, and teach the world to sing in perfect harmony”.

Laurie Angie 

 

What’s Her Fav Color 

Very Cherry RED.  Shhhh, it’s a secret, she really loves purple! She wishes Goofy Grape was her PopTart flavor since she has a purple bedroom, purple bathroom, purple doors and wants a purple car!

Big Crush or Going Steady? 

Gone To The Chapel, Laurie is head over heels for her high school sweetheart from Mayfield High.   Although he is a jock, and she runs around in the “artsy” crowd, it seems to work for these  two love birds.

What did she do before she was a PopTart?

Laurie was more of a Broadway show tunes kinda girl which was showcased in her act Two Reds Are Better Than One.  She’s been in a show choir for many years, where she has produced shows, choreographed and written many scripts & jingles, as well as sung at the Allen Theater and with The Cleveland Choral Arts Society Choir.

  

Who are her Groovy Friends?

These days....The PopTarts of course!  

Does she have a Pet?

Laurie loves to raise orphaned baby animals and has been known to bring her bottle-fed babies everywhere she goes including:  Doctor's appointments, stores and to her office.  Her pets over the years included a squirrel she named Nigel, (who lived his whole life in her home), and many cats and her shelter rescue dog, Zack.

 

Fun Things She Likes To Do...

Laurie loves to read, shop, garden, dance and feed people.    

When she’s not a singing PopTart...

Laurie is a bookkeeper. That’s all we can say, now just fahgettaboudit!!!  Seriously, forget about it....you didn’t hear that from us!   Very Cherry is a model homemaker and author to  TART-TIPS-FROM-THE PITS.  

Born and raised in the rock and roll city of Cleveland, DEBI LEWIN has more than 29 years of experience in show business as a professional singer, entertainer, dancer, band manager and producer. Debi's knowledge of music comes from a history of three generations of musicians. The Lewin family is recognized for their vast musical backgrounds spanning from Debi started her career in 1980 in musical theater. Starring in such productions as "Evita," playing the notorious "Eva Peron," "Cassie" in "A Chorus Line" and also producing and performing in many Broadway reviews and One Woman Shows.


Performing in Las Vegas with Wayne Newton at the "Sand's Hotel" and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon has been one of the many highlights of Debi's career. She has also performed in Las Vegas at "Caesar's Palace," "The Aladdin," "Sahara," "Stratosphere" and "The Riviera Hotel."
 
Co-hosting the Dennis Lewin radio show in Cleveland on 1300 WERE in the late 1990's and managing and performing in "The Cover Girls" voted #1 band in Cleveland, Debi has also had the pleasure of performing with or doing background vocals for Lou Gramm, Andy Kim, Ron Dante, The Scintas, Eric Carmen, Mitch Ryder, Chris Montez, Felix Cavaliere, Maxine Nightingale, Southside Johnny, Deniece Williams, Patty Smythe, Kim Carnes, Louis Prima Jr and the beat goes on.  The PopTarts welcome this Groovy Grape Tart to our line-up!!