Heart and Soul January 27, 2018

ABC 7's HEART and SOUL, a series of specials that taps into Chicago's vibrant African American community, airs Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. This edition of Heart & Soul is hosted by Hosea Sanders and Cheryl Burton with contributing reports from ABC7s Jim Rose and Karen Jordan along with Windy City LIVE's Val Warner.

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Located in Chicago's vibrant Bronzeville neighborhood is Blanc gallery. This art gallery and multipurpose facility curates artist exhibitions several times a year.

Blanc Gallery
Located in Chicago's vibrant Bronzeville neighborhood is Blanc gallery. This art gallery and multipurpose facility curates artist exhibitions several times a year. On display now until February 23rd is a collection from artist Michal Rejner from Poland. This body of work that showcases faces of different colors was designed to start a dialogue about the different emotions we all have that are sometimes masked for various reasons. For more information:

Blanc Gallery
4445 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653
773.373.4320
www.blancchicago.com

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In 2015, Chef Cliff Rome started "Before the Plate" as a way to help students interested in pursuing a career in the culinary and hospitality industries.

Before the plate
In 2015, Chef Cliff Rome started "Before the Plate" as a way to help students interested in pursuing a career in the culinary and hospitality industries. Offered four times a year, this institute teaches students the basic functions of the kitchen, proper etiquette and a work ethic that lasts a lifetime. For more information:

Parkway Ballroom
4455 South King Drive
Chicago, Il 60653
773.373.4320
HTTP://PARKWAYBALLROOMCHICAGO.COM/

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Chicago police officer Jennifer Maddox vowed that she would "protect and serve," and she extended that vow to area children.

Jennifer Maddox
Chicago police officer Jennifer Maddox vowed that she would "protect and serve" but little did she know at that time that it meant working with children in the area she was policing. So she started a program to give the kids in parkway gardens options after school. To date, her staff along with volunteers help out with everything from serving meals, to homework help to overseeing activities for forty children. Just recently she was recognized by CNN as one of the top ten heroes of 2017. For more information:

Future Ties
6418 S King Drive (bsmt) center address
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 869-5777
www.futureties.org

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Millie Cruzat has been captivating people all of her life with her tenacious attitude, delightful spirit and ability to dance.

Millie Cruzat
Millie Cruzat has been captivating people all of her life with her tenacious attitude, delightful spirit and ability to dance. Even to this day, at the vibrant age of 90, this mother and devout grandmother can without effort move her body better than many people half her age. A trained ballet dancer who studied ballet arts in New York, Millie was confident of her career although it was quite unorthodox during that time. Whether she's molding aspiring ballet dancers in her home studio or teaching at the Chicago Contemporary Dance Theatre, Millie is beloved by all. For more information:

Chicago Contemporary Dance Theatre
1200 w. 35th St,
Chicago, Il 60609
(800) 420-2238
http://chicdt.com/
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At just 19 years old, Eva Lewis has organized a protest, delivered a powerful and unapologetic ted teen talk, all while maintaining a 3.5 G.P.A. At the University of Penn.

Eva Lewis
At just 19 years old, Eva Lewis has made a name for herself in Chicago and across the country. She has organized a protest, delivered a powerful and unapologetic ted teen talk, all while maintaining a 3.5 G.P.A. At the University of Penn. In 2016, this Walter Payton College Prep graduate was afforded the opportunity to interview senior advisor Valerie Jarrett. Just recently, this activist partnered with a Kendra Scott jewelry to help raise funds for a worthy cause. For more information:

www.itstheiproject.com
Instagram: imyagirleva

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Chicago native Jermaine Anderson helps young men become gentlemen.

I Am A Gentleman
Chicago native Jermaine Anderson has traveled the country motivating young people. And while his life as a social influencer was quite fulfilled, there was something missing. So he called on a group of friends who reached into their own closets looking to give back. From there, he formed the non-profit organization "I Am A Gentleman". To date, they have impacted nearly eleven hundred lives through a variety of programs. For more information:

I Am A Gentleman
P.O. Box 4667
Chicago, IL 60680-4667
(773) 531-7719
www.iamagentleman.org

HEART & SOUL is produced by Rubye Wilson Lane.

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