Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
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May 2023 New Music Releases
Some of rock's biggest names return with new material and intriguing looks back.
50 Years Ago: How Marshall Tucker Band’s ‘Can’t You See’ Grew Into a Phenomenon
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45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Finds Hope Amid Second Wings Split
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April 2023 New Music Releases
Slate includes the spring edition of Record Store Day and more.
COVID and War Concerns Prompt Yes to Cancel Leg of 2023 Tour
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