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.
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."
Peter Tork of the Monkees Dies at 77
He was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the tongue in 2009.
Don Henley Confirms That the Eagles Are Done
Don Henley is already considering his next solo move, which could be quite different from the recent country-focused 'Cass County.'
Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer Dies
Emerson Lake and Palmer bandmate Carl Palmer has confirmed that Keith Emerson passed last night in Santa Monica, Calif.
Eagles Co-Founder Randy Meisner’s Wife Shot to Death
Randy Meisner has been cleared in the incident, which authorities now say was the result of a bizarre accident.
Mike Love Plans to Tell His Side of Beach Boys Story in New Book
After you attend the Beach Boys show at the Sioux Empire Fair August 8th you'll be able to read Mike Love's side of the Beach Boys story in a new book.