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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

  • Davie theater to test new panoramic movie effect

    Davie theater to test new panoramic movie effect

    You've heard of the panoramic photo. Now coming to a theater near you — the panoramic movie. Cinemark Paradise 24 in Davie is one of five theaters nationwide putting up screens on the sides of the auditorium to test a "three-wall movie" concept in which audiences are surrounded not just by sound...

  • WLRN documentary explores S. Florida soul scene of the '60s

    WLRN documentary explores S. Florida soul scene of the '60s

    Before Miami Sound Machine, Jon Secada and 2 Live Crew, there was another sound that defined South Florida's music scene. During the 1960s, a small Miami-based record label called Deep City Records helped usher a brand of Caribbean-flavored soul music that played on small table-top Zenith radios...

  • Weston's Jake Miller enjoying a singer's life

    Weston's Jake Miller enjoying a singer's life

    With his singing career taking off, Weston pop sensation Jake Miller isn't home a lot. There are media interviews, performances and travel. This month, he took 10 flights in the span of just five days. So it's fitting that his first major record label studio single is called "First Flight Home."...

  • A reel yacht festival

    A reel yacht festival

    Yachtie Film Festival looking for entries

  • Coconut Creek man putting best 'face' forward on SyFy reality show

    Coconut Creek man putting best 'face' forward on SyFy reality show

    There's a South Florida face on Syfy's "Face Off." David O'Connell, who grew up in Coconut Creek, will appear on the special effects makeup reality show set to return 9 p.m. Tuesday on the cable network. The weekly show follows 16 artists as they create characters in design challenges that explore...

  • Psychic medium James Van Praagh coming to Parker Playhouse

    Psychic medium James Van Praagh coming to Parker Playhouse

    James Van Praagh straddles the world of the living and the dead. The psychic medium, and executive producer of the former CBS series, "Ghost Whisperer," is bringing "An Evening of Spirit" tour to Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse on Wednesday. During his three-hour show, he'll interact with "the...

  • Get inked at Tattoo Mania

    Get inked at Tattoo Mania

    Get your ink on during the inaugural Tattoo Mania expo in West Palm Beach from May 23-25. The event, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, will feature the latest trends, contests, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle display and TV personalities including Spike TV's Big Gus from "Tattoo Nightmares"...

  • S. Florida's Nicole Henry to jazz up Fort Lauderdale on April 24

    S. Florida's Nicole Henry to jazz up Fort Lauderdale on April 24

    South Florida jazz and soul star Nicole Henry is happy to be home this week, with two events planned at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. As part of the Venetian Arts Society "Up Close & Personal" series, Henry is staging a salon concert at 7:30 p.m. April 24. The following day at 10 a.m., she...

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