There is a special reason why “Livein” is there on Oscar Night.  Sandy Jordan of “New Apple Productions” recently finished writing a TV show based on her experience as a youth singing in Italian clubs in NYC. The show, therefore, is based on her life but is built around a legendary Italian-American performer and set in a fictional nightclub somewhere in Manhattan. Sandy has filled the parts with actors that the public will recognize from the ”Sopranos” as well as “A Bronx Tale”. The Show will also feature many famous faces appearing as themselves.

Having regular patrons and guest celebrities walking in and out of the club gives the Show the chance to present snapshots of contemporary nightlife and the way the latter is heavily influenced by the Internet and mobile phones. At the same time, the Show is a witty warm fun take on contemporary nightlife. All topics are handled with affection, and with the style of humor, that attracts a very broad market.

Joseph Fraia (the Chief Editor of the Magazine), as well as “Livein” (a premier Italian-American publication focused on New York), are going to be an integral part of the show, thus bringing the audience a glimpse into the Italian American/NYC culture and history.


Each episode will feature top artists from different fields, singers, designers, comedians, and actors who will mingle with the oddball cast of characters. Through the metaphorical lenses of the camera, the show will shine a light on the many positive contributions the Italian community has made and also show the positive role the Italian-American community has played in New York history. The series will show that some things are not necessarily what they seem, as the characters from different cultures illuminate the changes that exist and show that the majority of Italians are vastly different from the stereotypes and clichés still present in our culture.


Sandy Jordan has spent the last 3 years looking for the perfect singer to play Johnny the star of the show. Sandy needed someone whose life mirrored hers. She wanted an Italian-American guy with a certain look and the best voice in the world. Sandy had a mental picture of the man and his voice. She finally found the perfect person to play the role of Johnny “Mellow”.

Patrick is an amazing talent in the way he uses his vocal ability. He blends his voice with the orchestrations forming a sensational unison. Every song of his has a story to tell and brings the listener on a journey of emotions. His voice, combined with the unique features of that angelic smug face is amazingly perfect.  Simply put, Patrick Basile IS Johnny “Mellow”.

Livein Magazine will continue to report about the status of the show.

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Sandy Jordan is currently celebrating 5 years singing at La Rivista on NY’s famous Restaurant Row, 313 W 46th St. every Tuesday and Thursday night. Stop by, have dinner get a drink and listen to some good music. Bring your copy of Livein, of course for a special discount.

Author: Joseph Ralph Fraia

Ph: Daniel Sanchez and Alan Mercer

Source : Livein Style