In the premiere edition of HEART & SOUL, viewers will meet a Chicago violinist whose soulful music is nothing short of enchanting. Honing his talent on the violin since he was 6 years old, Lee England Jr., has performed with some of the best in the music industry, including the legendary Stevie Wonder. He is currently on tour with R&B recording artist K'Jon.
In 2004, advertising executives Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam took a deep breath and big risk when they left their successful careers to start their own marketing firm, Common Ground Marketing. After only five short years, their firm is not only being lauded by Crain's Chicago Business, but has projected $11 million in revenue this year. HEART & SOUL finds out how they did it and what makes this pair tick.
Next, HEART & SOUL looks at how the organization "Counterpoint" is helping to transform attitudes and lifestyles of students at North Chicago High School. Their mission is to offset the negative societal and cultural influences on the urban teen experience with a positive approach to life through guidance, leadership, education and the application of learning.