Essentially I am trying to have a heading using what is below. Not sure what is going on but nothing happens. Even when I do something as simple as echo "hello" there instead of the 2 variables.
<h1><?echo "$info ($info)";?></h1>
You can use
<?= ?> shorthand for echoing variables and the code should look like,
<h1><?= "$info ($info)"; ?></h1>