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Markos Papadatos

Editor-at-Large based in Long Island, New York, United States. Joined on Feb 9, 2013
Expertise in Entertainment, Education, Food, dining & restaurants, Music, Celebrities,   see all» Social media, Technology, Concerts, Sports

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Markos Papadatos Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for music news.
Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 10,000 original articles over the past 12 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including Aerosmith, Billy Joel, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Nana Mouskouri, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Dame Vera Lynn, Olivia Newton-John, Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Lee Ann Womack, Idina Menzel, Mike Posner, Hank Williams Jr., Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Martina McBride, Cheap Trick, Rascal Flatts, Backstreet Boys, N Sync, New Kids on the Block, Kiefer Sutherland, Cyndi Lauper, Carol Burnett, Fran Drescher, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Hardwell, The Marshall Tucker Band, Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Megadeth, Barenaked Ladies, Andy Summers of The Police, Charlie Daniels, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson from The Bangles, Matchbox 20, Hot Chelle Rae, Martin Garrix, Jewel, Amy Grant, Kris Allen, David Cook and Phillip Phillips from American Idol, Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone, Daniel Powter, Matt Nathanson, Little Big Town, Easton Corbin, Chris Young, Sandi Patty, Matthew West, Paul van Dyk and Sander van Doorn, Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas from Alison Krauss and Union Station, Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Gene Watson, among countless others.
He has also interviewed Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Mark Schultz (whose life was made into the film "Foxcatcher"), as well as Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia, Olympic gold medalist Michelle Carter in shot put, Olympic bronze medalist pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, and the world's greatest magician Criss Angel; moreover, he has interviewed the following Olympic swimmers: Nathan Adrian, Cody Miller, Ryan Murphy, Natalie Coughlin, Tyler Clary, Jacob Pebley, Michael Andrew, Tom Shields, Kaitlin Sandeno and Ricky Berens.
In daytime television, he has interviewed Emmy winners Scott Clifton ("The Bold and The Beautiful"), Gina Tognoni ("The Young and the Restless"), Patrika Darbo, among many others.
In 2017, he won "Best Twitter from Long Island" for @Powerjournalist in the Arts & Entertainment category in the "Best of Long Island." In 2018, he won an additional "Best of Long Island" honor in Arts & Entertainment.

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1,462 points Post an original news article (Special)
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Markos Papadatos posted Wendy Shepherd talks Studio Matrix, proud moments and technology Special
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Markos Papadatos posted Chatting with Jack Tempchin: Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Special
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Jesse McCartney heats up the PlayStation Theater in New York City Special
Markos Papadatos posted Emi Pellegrino opens up about music, technology, Freddie Mercury Special
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Markos Papadatos posted Nancy Lee Grahn talks 'General Hospital,' love for acting, fans Special
Markos Papadatos posted Ferry Corsten talks New York show, technology, remembers Avicii Special
Markos Papadatos posted 'Piano Man' Billy Joel to kick off 2019 stadium tour dates
Markos Papadatos posted Michael Carbonaro talks New York magic shows, technology and fans Special