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.
30 Years Ago: Don Henley’s ‘New York Minute’ Offers a Candid Look at Fate
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His eponymous group provided a springboard for Steve Winwood's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career.
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U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
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John Lennon collaboration grew out of worries that he might become a prisoner to his own career.
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They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.
October 2020 New Music Releases
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30 Years Ago: Bruce Hornsby Plays His First Grateful Dead Show
He may have seemed like an unlikely figure to find onstage, but it was practically a moment of destiny.