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Brilliant pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman has earned six gold- and platinum-selling albums, charted 28 adult radio hits, and lassoed two Grammy nominations. Joining him in a night of exceptional music, topped off with a fireworks spectacular (10 p.m.), are Michael Cavanaugh (star of Broadway hit, Movin' Out), Collin Raye, Anne Cochran, Ty Herndon, Jeff Timmons (of 98 Degrees), emcee of the night Robin Meade, and many other great artists. Tickets are valid for stadium seating (not field) in Classic Park's baseball stadium.

35300 Lakeland Blvd
Willoughby,
OH
US

It would take a keen pair of eyes to spot all of the frames on display at Ellet Vision and Jackson Eyecare. With hundreds of options from designers such as Polo, Guess, and Calvin Klein, the stores' staff has no shortage of options to suit every face shape. Along with prescription sunglasses and contact lenses, they stock safety glasses that protect eyes from debris while sawing rivals’ cars in half. Just bring your prescription in to one of the two shops, and the staff can match it to a style of your choice.

724 Canton Rd
Akron,
OH
US

For more than 35 years, dentists at American Dental Centers have polished pearly whites and prevented dental disease with thorough exams. At each of the 14 locations that dot Northern and Central Ohio, patients walk in or schedule appointments so they don’t have to scrape off plaque using chew toys. The center maintains a 24-hour phone line so that patients can arrange to have emergencies treated as soon as possible, and it also offers a Forever White program, in which patients pay a one-time fee and then receive take-home bleaching treatments for as long as they attend their regular three- or six-month check-ups.

790 Arlington Rdg
Akron,
OH
US

When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. Adele Fridman, founder of MetaBody, created a real-life version of that ticket with her MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.

5824 Darrow Rd
Hudson,
OH
US

Established: 2010

Staff Size: 50+ people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 10 Inflatables, huge arcade, seven party rooms

Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with the Owner

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

Our staff has Disney-oriented training to make your visit fun.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

We consider problems opportunities /[and/] refuse to let anyone leave without a smile on their face.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have a teen night glow party every friday night from 8:30?11 p.m. for 10 to 15-years-olds. The lights go down and the music goes up. /[There is a/] live DJ, karaoke, light show, dance floor, music, contests, and safe fun.

13700 York Rd.
North Royalton,
OH
US

Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch children into the air with kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise visits, during which kids can leap through bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and crawl through an inflated obstacle course. The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers with a schedule of interactive activities. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, parents can rest assured that their children will stay safe.

7007 Engle Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US