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Johnny Diaz

Writer

Johnny Diaz is a features reporter at the Sun Sentinel. Prior to that, he was a media reporter for The Boston Globe's Business section and a features writer. Johnny is the author of six novels: Boston Boys Club, Miami Manhunt, Beantown Cubans, Take the Lead and Looking for Providence. His latest novel, Six Neckties, was published in May 2017.

Recent Articles

  • WLRN film explores Art Basel murals in 'Streets of Wynwood'

    WLRN film explores Art Basel murals in 'Streets of Wynwood'

    Wynwood's explosion of color and art in recent years has drawn thousands of enthusiasts and international artists to the urban warehouse district just northwest of downtown Miami. That's especially true during the annual Art Basel festival (this year Dec. 1-4) when street artists splash their whimsical...

  • Emily Estefan gets on her (musical) feet

    Emily Estefan gets on her (musical) feet

    Don't call Emily Estefan a mini Gloria. With her arm tattoos and black hair half cropped and half long, the daughter of Miami's conga couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan has a millennial scruff rock look all her own. She knows she can't escape her famous last name, which was catapulted into international...

  • South Florida historian recalls Fab Four in new Ron Howard film

    South Florida historian recalls Fab Four in new Ron Howard film

    Kitty Oliver was 15 and living in segregated Jacksonville when she attended her first concert: The Beatles. The fab four rocked the Gator Bowl that Sept. 11, 1964. Crowds at the concert were integrated, something that the band demanded. And for Oliver, the concert was her first time being surrounded...

  • Fort Lauderdale 'Survivor' prep strategy: peanut butter

    Fort Lauderdale 'Survivor' prep strategy: peanut butter

    Lots and lots of peanut butter. Bamboo videos. And working out. Those are some of the ways that Fort Lauderdale native Justin "Jay" Starrett prepared to be a new castaway on CBS' "Survivor," which launches its 33rd season 8 p.m. Sept. 21 (WFOR-Ch. 4., WPEC-Ch. 12). The show was taped for 39 days...

  • 'Que Pasa, USA' watch-a-thon comes to AD Barnes Park in Miami

    'Que Pasa, USA' watch-a-thon comes to AD Barnes Park in Miami

    Oye, the Peñas are back! WPBT-Ch. 2 is cohosting a "¿Que Pasa, USA?" "watch-a-thon" from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 at A.D. (Doug) Barnes Park in Miami. Haven't heard of the show? It was a groundbreaking 1970s bilingual sitcom that chronicled the adventures of a multi-generation family as they straddled...

  • Coffee cupping events perking up in South Florida

    Coffee cupping events perking up in South Florida

    Coffee tastings can fill up your cup

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