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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 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

  • Customers, employees debate the tipping point

    Customers, employees debate the tipping point

    "Gratuities for exceptional service'' reads one tip jar. "Tips welcome!" reads another. The proliferation of tip jars at local coffeehouses, pizza places, sub and ice cream shops (even delis) are changing our tipping protocols, leading some South Floridians and tourists to wonder whether they should...

  • Summerfest presents Italian orchestra

    Summerfest presents Italian orchestra

    You don't have to wait till fall for classical music events in South Florida. The Symphony of the Americas is back for its 22nd Summerfest, and you can catch a performance at 3 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 SW 11th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students....

  • Weston man aims to survive TNT's '72 Hours'

    Weston man aims to survive TNT's '72 Hours'

    What do you get when you add the bickering of "Survivor" to the suspense of "The Amazing Race"? Something that looks like "72 Hours,'' a new TNT reality series premiering 10 p.m. Thursday. Weston resident Garfield Griffiths is one of nine competitors working in teams of three to trek through jungle...

  • You know who you look like? Meet South Florida's tribute artists.

    You know who you look like? Meet South Florida's tribute artists.

    South Florida is a great place to be someone else. Just ask local impersonators — or tribute artists, as some prefer being called — who make a living posing as a famous face and voice. These lounge lookalikes (and sound-alikes) perform throughout South Florida, conveying the essence of their real...

  • Lambda South celebrates 30 years of helping South Florida's gay community

    Lambda South celebrates 30 years of helping South Florida's gay community

    Tucked between a hair salon and a gift shop on bustling Las Olas Boulevard is a mysterious gated door with simple instructions: "Enter thru alley." Once you loop around the block and walks past the trash canisters that fill this back street, a rainbow flag appears, sailing like a bright beacon...

  • Food truck builders shift into high gear

    Food truck builders shift into high gear

    The whirs and hisses of drills and welding torches carry outside a warehouse tucked away in a Fort Lauderdale office park. Inside, rows of step vans and delivery trucks are being reborn as food trucks. As mobile eateries have flourished in South Florida in recent years, food truck builders have...

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