Acting Up

Music Icons Onscreen: Inside ‘Genius Aretha’


Cortney Wills offers her take on the 2021 Oscar nominations and reveals the year’s biggest snubs and surprises. She’ll invite listeners to examine what happens when Hollywood highlights musical icons like Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin. She’ll take a deep dive into Nat Geo’s upcoming series ‘Genius: Aretha’ featuring candid conversations with Pulitzer Prize- winning writer and show runner, Suzan-Lori Parks and actor Courtney B. Vance, who portrays Aretha’s father, Reverend CL Franklin in the limited series due out March 21.