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.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Presence': A Track-by-Track Guide
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April 2021 New Music Releases
Spring has sprung – at least in the aisles of your local record shop.
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The band was already at a crossroads after just one jammy studio project.
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