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Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has also explored jazz, blues, rock and roots music for Gannett News Service and USA Today, All About Jazz and Blues Revue, among others. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP in 2006.
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Styx and REO Speedwagon Staging Benefit for Tornado Victims

Midwestern rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon will stage a benefit concert to aid central Illinois families impacted by the recent tornadoes and high winds that hit the area. The event, scheduled for Dec. 4 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, has been titled Rock to the Rescue.

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Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Roars Back Up the Charts Thanks to Viral Video

One fan's endlessly entertaining lip sync to Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer' wasn't just a hit on the Jumbotron during a recent Boston Celtics game. It has become a web sensation that has now sent the song back to the Billboard Hot 100 more than 25 years after its release.

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40 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘Wake of the Flood’

The Grateful Dead went three years between studio albums in the period leading up to 'Wake of the Flood.' Over that time, blues-soaked keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan had died, and his replacement, Keith Godchaux, would take the group into jazzier territory on the 1973 return.

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Poster for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Debut Sells for $2,200

On Jan. 29, 1972, David Bowie took the stage at the Borough Assembly Hall in Aylesbury, England, on what might have been an otherwise unremarkable night as he warmed up for his first major tour in four years. Except this was the night that Ziggy Stardust began to take shape.

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