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Markos Papadatos

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



Markos Papadatos Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for music news.
Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 9,900 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, 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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Markos Papadatos posted Review: Michael Easton delivers on 'Eighteen Straight Whiskeys' book Special
Markos Papadatos posted The Zombies to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Markos Papadatos posted The Cure headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Darlene Love and Bryan Adams rock 'The View' with holiday classic
Markos Papadatos posted David Archuleta to headline 2019 North American Tour
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Alex Hall honors Elvis Presley with superb 'Blue Christmas' cover Special
Markos Papadatos posted Review: Adam Wakefield releases haunting new album 'Gods & Ghosts' Special
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Markos Papadatos posted Stevie Nicks is the first woman inducted into the Rock Hall twice
Markos Papadatos posted Jenna Paulette debuts 'Slow Dancing On The Moon' acoustic video Special