Lara Maraqa sings during a Broadway Jake’s Karaoke show in the Myrtle Beach area in 2016. Broadway Jake’s All Star Karaoke is moving from the now-closed Broadway Louie’s to the Carolina Comedy Club, its neighbor in Broadway at the Beach.
Lara Maraqa sings during a Broadway Jake’s Karaoke show in the Myrtle Beach area in 2016. Broadway Jake’s All Star Karaoke is moving from the now-closed Broadway Louie’s to the Carolina Comedy Club, its neighbor in Broadway at the Beach. The Sun News file photo
Lara Maraqa sings during a Broadway Jake’s Karaoke show in the Myrtle Beach area in 2016. Broadway Jake’s All Star Karaoke is moving from the now-closed Broadway Louie’s to the Carolina Comedy Club, its neighbor in Broadway at the Beach. The Sun News file photo

Alan Blondin covers golf, Coastal Carolina athletics and numerous other sports-related topics that warrant coverage. Well-versed in all things Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the Grand Strand, the Northeastern University journalism school valedictorian has been a sports reporter at The Sun News since 1993, earning eight top-10 Associated Press Sports Editors national writing awards and 18 top-three S.C. Press Association writing awards since 2007.