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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No. 2 smash ballad altered their career trajectory forever.
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Nearly half a decade passed before they wisened up.
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September 2021 New Music Releases
There have been periods during the pandemic with little or no new music. This is not one of those months.
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