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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Album emerged from a period of recapitulation, like the classical music that informed so much of their work.
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July 2022 New Music Releases
For some, July will mark the end of a long silence.
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As with many bands that came before them, it seemed long-awaited success simply created more pressure.
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