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Markos Papadatos

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

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News.
Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 11,000 original articles over the past 13 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 winnes Jeff Bridges and Rita Moreno, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, actor Dean Cain, 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.

Markos's rank this month

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1,921 points Post an original news article (Special)
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66 points Log in to Digital Journal daily
25 points Connect Facebook and Digital Journal accounts
7 points Submit a revision on a news article and have it approved
6 points Upload original photography (+3 points for each Like)
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Markos Papadatos posted Review: The Ronald Reagans rock hard at Mulcahy's for 'Christmas in July' Special
Markos Papadatos posted Adam Lambert and Queen sell out two shows at The Forum
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Michael Andrew vlogs on Team USA Training Camp, relay exchanges Special
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Markos Papadatos posted Amazon original series score 47 Primetime Emmy nominations
Markos Papadatos posted Lance Bass of NSYNC to host 'Pop 2000' Tour at The Paramount
Markos Papadatos posted Micky Dolenz of The Monkees headed to Sands Casino in Bethlehem
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Nathan Adrian, Team USA win gold at 2019 World Championships Special
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Florida Georgia Line heats up Jones Beach Theater on Long Island Special
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Big Shot covers Billy Joel and Bob Dylan music at The Paramount Special