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.
35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Life, it's fair to say, kept getting in the way.
July 2020 New Music Releases
The list is tinged with nostalgia, as several huge acts take long looks back – but there are some notable new offerings too.
How a Movie Song Cemented Huey Lewis and the News’ Stardom
"The Power of Love" became their first No. 1 'Billboard' smash, but it didn't exactly begin with lofty expectations.
Brian May Imagined His Own Funeral After Heart Scare
Doctors have implanted three stents in an effort to maintain proper blood flow.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
How Technology Might Help Live Music Survive COVID-19
Crafty entrepreneurs and forward-thinking inventors are trying to smooth the way for a return to concerts and club shows.
May 2020 New Music Releases
The month will be dominated by solo records from members and ex-members of Styx, INXS, the Monkees and Yes.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?
Listen to a Snippet of New Charity Single Featuring Brian May
Ten percent of proceeds from "Get Up" go to MIND, which aims to help those at home with their mental well-being.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."