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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

  • '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...

  • 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."...

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