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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 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

  • 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."...

  • 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...

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