This downtown Dayton club could be yours, according to the sign

Published: Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Dayton bands rock the Cloverdale stage.

A downtown club is up for grabs, according to a sign on its window. 

A “for lease” sign recently appeared on the window of 101 St. Clair St.

The address is the former home of Club Vex, which became Cloverdale dance club in July 2016. 

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This news organization reported in January that Hats Off Investment Group was in the process of spending nearly $400,000 on the St. Clair St. building and 118 E. Fourth St., a paved lot, from Dellsa Development Corp.

That company is owned by Scott Edsall of Dayton, according to a contract for deed.

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Dellsa Development Corp is still listed as the owner of the property on Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s website.

A message was sent to Edsall via Facebook. Voicemail messages were left for Joseph C. Lucas, the attorney listed on the Deed contract for Hats Off Investment Group.

A voicemail was also left on the number listed on the “for lease” sign. 

This story is developing and will be updated. 

A sign on the window of the former Cloverdale nightclub says it is for lease.(Photo by Amelia Robinson)

Thunder Snow Cone Variety show Burlesque Clowns performed downtown at Vex on Friday, May 13th.(E.L. Hubbard)
The name of  Club Vex, 101 S St Clair St, is changing its name to Cloverdale. Photo by Amelia Robinson(Amelia Robinson)

Thunder Snow Cone Variety show Burlesque Clowns performed downtown at Vex on Friday, May 13th.(E.L. Hubbard)

Daytonians flocked to the bars on the night before Thanksgiving to attend events like Asylum at Vex or Karaoke at Blind Bob's, while catching up with old friends. ALLEGRA CZERWINSKI / STAFF

Local girl performing in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

Lily Nevers of Springboro will be singing and dancing on Thanksgiving Day in the 91st annual Parade.

An 11-year-old Springboro girl should be singing and dancing in front of the Macy’s department store in New York City on Thursday during the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Lily Nevers said Tuesday during a break from rehearsals in New York for a performance of Irving Berlin’s “This Is A Great Country” during the iconic parade, typically seen by 3.5 million live spectators and more than 50 million viewers.

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Nevers, a 6th grader at Incarnation Catholic School in Centerville, is one of 128 kids from 104 cities picked by the Camp Broadway theatre-arts enrichment company for this year’s production.

“I’m very excited for the parade,” she said. “I’m so happy to be part of it this year.”

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The Camp Broadway cast is made up of children 9 to 16 years old, representing immediate family members of active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, wounded warriors and fallen heroes from all branches of United States Armed Forces. They are to march with the parade and perform on Herald Square in front of the store.

Lily is the daughter of David and Lesley Nevers. David Nevers retired little more than a year ago after 21 ½ years in the United States Marine Corps.

Lily has performed at the Town Hall Theatre in Centerville and aspires to a career on Broadway. The family submitted a video audition of her singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” doing the dance moves in the Thanksgiving Day show and a head shot.

The family learned early last month she had been selected.

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“I was just over the moon for her,” Lesley Nevers said. “It’s her dream. She’s been walking on air.”

Mother and daughter also managed to find time to shop along Time Square and catch a Broadway show.

“It’s really important to live in the moment,” Lily added. “I’m really honored to have this opportunity.”

David Cassidy’s younger brother Shaun offers touching tribute on Twitter

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 5:02 PM

Musicians and brothers Shaun and David Cassidy photographed together in January of 1994.
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Musicians and brothers Shaun and David Cassidy photographed together in January of 1994.(Time Life Pictures/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Teenage heartthrobs run in the Cassidy family. David Cassidy’s younger brother, Shaun Cassidy, who was also a teen idol and singer in the 1970s, remembered his late brother with a touching tribute on Twitter after the pop culture icon’s death Tuesday from organ failure.

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“When I was a little boy and my big brother would come to visit, the first call of business would be a punishing pillow fight. During the battle, he would regale me with hysterical stories of our father, often culminating in his taking a giant leap off my top bunk,” Cassidy posted on Twitter, along with a black and white photo of the boys as children.

“I tried to catch him of course. I always tried to catch him. But I never could. Now, I will carry him, along with all of the funny/sad/extraordinary days we shared, none more filled with love than these last few at his side.”

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Eight years younger than David, Shaun was the oldest son of Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones, while David was Jack’s only child with his first wife, Evelyn Ward. In addition to being his step-mother, Shirley Jones played David Cassidy’s on-screen mother in the ‘70s musical sit-com “The Partridge Family.”

The relationship between Cassidy and his family was strained over the past years over his battle with alcoholism. Several months before his death, a video of Cassidy struggling to perform at a live show raised concerns about his well-being. Family and fans thought he had relapsed, instead he revealed he was suffering from dementia.

Regardless of past estrangements, his family rushed to his side after hearing of his hospitalization. A source told People magazine, Cassidy “was delighted to see them … There’s been total resolution within the family. They will always be there for him.”

David Cassidy passed away in a Florida hospital on Nov. 21. at the age of 67.

An outpouring of tributes came from celebrities, including Danny Bonaduce — who played David’s television brother — John Stamos, Marie Osmond and Carnie Wilson.

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Cassidy is survived by half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan; daughter Katie Cassidy and son, actor Beau Cassidy.

Jimmy Fallon, Maroon 5 pull street performing prank in NYC subway station

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 5:02 PM

Adam Levine (L) and James Valentine of Maroon 5 busked in a NYC subway with Jimmy Fallon (not pictured) on
Adam Levine (L) and James Valentine of Maroon 5 busked in a NYC subway with Jimmy Fallon (not pictured) on "The Tonight Show."(Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

An oddly familiar-looking band of street musicians treated New York subway commuters to a jam session, and it turns out it was made up of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and James Valentine and “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon in disguise. Disguised as buskers -- people who perform in public for donations -- the trio performed a rousing rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” and the Maroon 5 hit. “Sugar” at the 50th Street subway station

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The commuters weren’t in on the joke, and their reactions when the subway musicians’ revealed their true identities were priceless.

This isn’t the first time Fallon has pulled this busking prank. Previously, he went undercover with his good friend, Miley Cyrus, to surprise a bunch of rowdy tourists. 

After devising new identities — with Cyrus becoming “Charlene” and Fallon playing “Bart” — the pair donned their disguises and headed to the Rockefeller Center subway station. “No one knows that this is going to happen,” Fallon told viewers before he began busking with Cyrus. “No one knows that it’s Miley Cyrus. Let’s do this.”

Michael Jordan replaces family’s signed jersey stolen from home after fire

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 3:56 PM

Michael Jordan is sending a new signed jersey to a family who lose theirs in a fire.
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Michael Jordan is sending a new signed jersey to a family who lose theirs in a fire.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/Getty Images)

A family received a surprise from NBA legend Michael Jordan after one of his signed jerseys was stolen from their home when it burned down in October.

Officials with the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said the family was forced out of its Rock Creek, Wisconsin, home on Oct. 11 when it caught fire. 

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Authorities said a family member went to the house on Nov. 2, after the fire, and noticed two men behind it with a vehicle. The family member told officials that the men said they were looting the house and then left with a garbage can full of items. 

Authorities said they later arrested one of the men. 

According to officials, a signed No. 45 Michael Jordan jersey was among the items taken by the men and is believed to have been sold. 

The Star Tribune reported Monday that the family’s daughter, Kelsey Schiel, got the item signed by Jordan at his Chicago restaurant in 1995. The meetup was coordinated by Starlight Children's Foundation, an organization that supports hospitalized children and their families. At the time, Schiel was battling a life-threatening illness. Now 28, she has beaten the disease that she now likes to keep private.

“It’s devastating to know that someone stole such an important item,” Schiel said. “I really hope that whoever has it realizes its importance and turns it in. We won’t ask questions; it’s just really special to me.”

According to the Star Tribune, Jordan heard about the robbery and is having the jersey replaced.

“Michael was very sorry to hear about what happened to the Schiel family and was happy to send Kelsey a new signed jersey,” a representative for Jordan said.