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.
Five Reasons Eurythmics Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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October 2021 New Music Releases
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Doobie Brothers Albums Ranked Worst to Best
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