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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

  • Now playing: S. Florida venues pair films with live orchestras

    Now playing: S. Florida venues pair films with live orchestras

    Imagine a live symphony orchestra playing scores while scenes from your favorite movies unfold on the big screen. Orchestra-music-and-movie nights began as an occasional event but now are popping up throughout South Florida venues — from the Kravis Center to Broward College's Bailey Hall to the...

  • Pride Fort Lauderdale festival returns this weekend

    Pride Fort Lauderdale festival returns this weekend

    From a veteran hip-hop queen to deejays to pop stars, there's a little bit of everything at this year's Pride Fort Lauderdale festival, which returns this weekend. The event, which helps raise awareness about South Florida's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community, is set...

  • Pride Fort Lauderdale festival returns this weekend

    Pride Fort Lauderdale festival returns this weekend

    From a veteran hip-hop queen to deejays to pop stars, there's a little bit of everything at this year's Pride Fort Lauderdale festival, which returns this weekend. The event, which helps raise awareness about South Florida's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community, is set...

  • Now playing: Cinema and symphonies

    Now playing: Cinema and symphonies

    Imagine a live symphony orchestra playing scores while scenes from your favorite movies unfold on the big screen. Orchestra-music-and-movie nights began as an occasional event but now are popping up throughout South Florida venues — from the Kravis Center to Broward College's Bailey Hall to the...

  • 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...

  • Interview: Omi, on his summer hit video, 'Cheerleader'

    Interview: Omi, on his summer hit video, 'Cheerleader'

    “Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader,” croons Jamaican artist Omi in his catchy summer hit “Cheerleader,” which has been receiving lots of airplay on radio stations. If you’ve seen the music video, you may recognize the light-blue seawall, lifeguard stands and high-rises of Haulover...

  • '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,...

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