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Johnny Diaz

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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 five novels: Boston Boys Club, Miami Manhunt, Beantown Cubans and Take the Lead. His fifth book "Looking for Providence," was released May 2014.

Recent Articles

  • Get a birds-eye view of South Florida from its lighthouses

    Get a birds-eye view of South Florida from its lighthouses

    Like towering beacons that dot the coast, South Florida's lighthouses beckon tourists and locals to come inside. Besides being architectural jewels, these giants tell stories, having guided mariners for more than 100 years into safe harbor. These structures also stand out for their picturesque...

  • 'Miami Vice' coming to COZI TV

    'Miami Vice' coming to COZI TV

    Sonny and Tubbs are back in action. Beginning March 1, reruns of the glitzy 1980s crime drama "Miami Vice" will be broadcast on COZI TV, the digital channel owned by NBCUniversal. Catch it on Ch. 6.2 in the Fort Lauderdale-Miami TV market. If you've missed seeing those light-colored suits, pastel...

  • Miss Universe hopefuls talk beauty, competition

    Miss Universe hopefuls talk beauty, competition

    South Florida is the center of the universe this week. That's because the region is the backdrop for the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday from Florida International University. The 88 contestants have been in Miami since early January for rehearsals, dinners,...

  • 'Game of Thrones' headed to IMAX theaters

    'Game of Thrones' headed to IMAX theaters

    The Lannisters, the Starks, dragons and White Walkers are headed to South Florida IMAX theaters. Tickets for two episodes of the popular HBO series, "Game of Thrones," will go on sale beginning Jan. 16 and be available through imax.com/gameofthrones and at the box office. Participating South Florida...

  • Sun in the City: Boynton publicist's book looks at the sun

    Sun in the City: Boynton publicist's book looks at the sun

    It began with daily photos of sunrises and sunsets. Kim Weiss captured the sun-themed vistas from her 14th-floor Boynton Beach seaside terrace. She then paired some of the images with quotes and passages from writers she admires. The result: "Sunrise, Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude" (HCI Books,...

  • Gay athletes talk football in new film

    Gay athletes talk football in new film

    What does a straight guy know about gay flag football? Enough to produce a film. Just ask Seth Greenleaf, director of "F(l)ag Football," a new documentary that will be shown at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 as part of the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at The Classic Gateway Theatre. In the film,...

  • Casting call: 'The Amazing Race' looking for new cast members

    Casting call: 'The Amazing Race' looking for new cast members

    Here's an "amazing" casting call: CBS' popular reality TV competition, "The Amazing Race," is looking for new teams from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. The series follows teams of two as they race one another in completing missions...

  • S. Florida personalities DJ Laz, Joe Ferrero land new radio shows

    S. Florida personalities DJ Laz, Joe Ferrero land new radio shows

    DJ Laz and Joe Ferrero are back. The two popular South Florida radio personalities have new shows on the dial. Like Lazarus, DJ Laz has risen again — this time on "Hits 97.3," WFLC 97.3-FM. The longtime deejay, whose real name is Lazaro Mendez, previously worked at "Power 96," WPOW 96.5-FM and...

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