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.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
The band completed their final tour in 2015.
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Chuck Berry Dies at Age 90
Chuck Berry leaves behind a world of music utterly transformed by his presence.
Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer Dies
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