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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
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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
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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
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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
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At Playground World, children slide, soar, and bounce through a safe and spacious party room packed with playground equipment. For two hours, up to 14 adventurous tykes can frolic unbridled aboard Woodplay Play Systems, wooden forts, climbing walls, monkey bars, and swing sets. Netted trampolines offer safe springing, and a series of Goalsetter basketball hoops unleash each child's inner Kareem Abdul McFly. Parents can stash their own refreshments in the party room's refrigerator, ensuring that ice-cream cakes won't turn into milkshakes. Playground World requires one adult for every four children attending the birthday party to help ensure safe play and to officiate arguments over who gets the corner slices of cake. Groupon customers should adhere to the party guidelines.

8035 Mayfield Rd
Chesterland,
OH
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Pump It Up specializes in indoor, inflatable arenas for children. During six fun-filled pop-in visits, children can leap around gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Pump It Up’s giant indoor air arenas are climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by a well-trained staff and local police. Parents bounce for free during pop-in, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow a neighbor’s kid or win one by collecting soda tops.

7007 Engle Rd
Cleveland,
OH
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