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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June 2021 New Music Releases
There's very good news for fans of Styx – and the latest installment of RSD Drops, with a slew of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
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His sharp mixture of traditional West African sounds, soul, R&B and jazz formed the foundation of Afrobeat.
Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies at 73
He was a quiet figure who became one of the genre's founding fathers.
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There was time when an all-female group didn't write its own songs or play its own instruments.