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Jason Mannino is nationally recognized as a Career Coach and Executive Recruiter. Jason's mission is to help people achieve personal mastery through authentic career fulfillment.

Over the past decade Jason has helped thousands of people uncover their life's passion and find authentic career fulfillment. As an Executive Recruiter he has been sought after by industry leaders including Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Company, Universal Music Group, Ascent Media Group, Fox Networks, TV Guide. and has also consulted at Marshall School Business at University of Southern California. Currently, he is the Executive Recruiter at University of Southern California.

Jason gives freely of his time and talents in the LGBT community. He has also maintained a lifelong love affair with theater, and regularly contributes theater/cultural and event coverage for non-profit arts and community organizations in the Los Angeles area.

He holds an MA in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica, and a BA in Theater and Psychology from Rutgers University.

Entries by Jason Mannino

Milk and Chorus; A Night to Remember at Walt Disney Concert Hall

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:54 PM

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend.

The concert was in two acts....

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Halloweenie 2013 to Benefit Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' Alive Musc Project

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 3:55 PM

Fred and Jason are back for their eighth year presenting Halloweenie, one of Los Angeles's hottest Halloween parties, with proceeds going to support the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles's (www.gmcla.org) Alive Music Project! Halloweenie 2013 will take place on October 25, 2013 at 9 p.m. at the...

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Kick A$$ for AIDS Project Los Angeles on Be Concrete Day!

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 1:51 PM

This year the Concrete Hero 2013 Urban Obstacle Challenge will be held at Los Angeles State Historic Park and will feature several new L.A.-themed obstacles and an extended five-mile route through the streets and alleyways of downtown. Last year, nearly 1,000 participants raised over $400K in just three months for...

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Andrew Rannells, Kimberley Locke, Alex Newell, Tyne Daly Raise $285k for APLA in the 29th Star Studded S.T.A.G.E Gala

(6) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 10:00 PM

A constellation of Broadway, television and film stars lit up the stage of the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills this past Saturday for the 29th annual S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event) Gala. The event, Broadway My Way raised $285,000.00 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).

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Lily Tomlin, LeAnn Rimes and Dan Savage Join Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles to Kick Off It Gets Better Tour

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 1:14 PM

In 2010, amid a rash of gay teen suicides, Dan Savage created a YouTube video, "It Gets Better," and invited people from across the nation to contribute their own "It Gets Better" video messages. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles contributed a video rendition of...

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Theater Review: Freud's Last Session at Broad Stage

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 4:58 PM

Mark St. Germain's play, Freud's Last Session. is receiving its West Coast premiere at Broad Stage in Santa Monica with the original New York director Tyler Marchant at the helm.

It's 1939. Hitler is rising in power. England is on the brink of declaring war on Germany. Against this...

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The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' 'Holiday Spectacular' Becomes a Tribute to the Children of Newtown, Conn.

(4) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 9:40 PM

Being from the New York area, I find there are only a few quintessential Los Angeles experiences that consistently declare for me that the joy of the holiday season is upon us. One particular event is the holiday show that the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles produces...

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Theater Review: Other Desert Cities at Mark Taper Forum

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 2:46 PM

It seems a rare theatrical phenomenon when a playwright understands how to emotionally connect with a generation; the audience for which they write. John Robin Baitz does this brilliantly in his Pulitzer Prize finalist/Tony Award nominated family drama, Other Desert Cities, that is running at Mark Taper Forum through January...

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Theater Review: Anything Goes Sets Sail at Ahmanson

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 5:21 PM

For a holiday treat overflowing with joy, fun, and some of Cole Porter's greatest classics, run to the Ahmanson theatre where the tour of the 2011 Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes sails through January 6, 2013.

The 1934 musical was a grand respite from the depression era...

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Heal Homophobia and Save Our Youth

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2011 | 2:00 PM

"I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens. ... What do I have to do so people will listen to me? No one in my school cares about preventing suicide, while you're the ones calling me [gay slur] and tearing me down."

These were the words written...

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7 Tips to Maintain Self-Esteem While Job Searching

(3) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 6:53 PM

Recent statistics indicate job growth is slow to non-existent. This does not mean that there are no jobs available. It does mean that there are still too few available jobs for the amount of people in the market. Inevitably, this leads to a stress-inducing increase in the length...

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Theater Review: God of Carnage With Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 3:54 PM

There is theater history to be witnessed on the stage of Ahmanson Theater, where God of Carnage opened on Wednesday night with the much celebrated, original Tony-nominated Broadway cast intact (Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis).

In Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage (best known for...

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8 Tips for Returning to Work Stress-Free

(53) Comments | Posted March 12, 2011 | 3:43 AM

The numbers are crawling. They are crawling slowly. Nonetheless, unemployment numbers are moving in the desired direction: down! My personal experience illustrates this, as I see clients and friends going back to work after being engaged in a job search for months -- even years. Recently, a concern that I...

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100 Gay Men: Calling Gay Adults to Action

(9) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 5:17 PM

If tribal elders are lost, adults will be lost; and if tribal adults are lost, youth will be lost. long-time community activist and psychologist Dr. Don Kilhefner

What does it mean to be a gay adult in 2011? Just like the whole world, the gay community and individuals in...

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How to Plan for 'R.E.A.L.' Change

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2011 | 1:21 PM

As we begin a new decade many have ambitiously begun to tackle "resolutions" to create change that brings about greater fulfillment. Unfortunately, at this point you might also be feeling the beginnings of your resistance to sticking to your resolutions and asking yourself why discipline and willpower seem to elude...

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3 Tips to Powerfully Complete This Decade with Gratitude

(20) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 8:21 AM

Thanksgiving is arriving quickly, and with that the final days of the decade are upon us. Although I encourage everyone to reside in gratitude all the time, the annual gratitude ritual that is Thanksgiving brings an opportunity to begin bringing this decade to a powerful close.

With a New...

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The Power of Love Through Song: It Gets Better

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 2:32 PM

On Oct. 24, 2010, members of GMCLA (Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles), along with their friends and supporters (including me), gathered at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles to sing a song of hope and love.

I can write a long article about how on Sunday when we...

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LGBT Ally Week: Take a Stand for Love!

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 3:26 PM

I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if I didn't have gay allies loving me and supporting me since long before the time I came out, until the very moment in which I am writing this article and I expect beyond the time that I transition into my...

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Homophobia: The Plague That Is Killing Our Youth

(63) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 10:40 AM

"Our hope is that our family's personal tragedy will serve as a call for compassion, empathy and human dignity. "
--Clementi Family

The tragedy referred to in the quote above is one no family should ever have to endure. This statement came after Tyler Clementi, an...

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How Do You Express Your LGBT Pride?

(6) Comments | Posted July 6, 2010 | 10:53 AM

With June behind us so is the month we have designated as LGBT pride month across the globe. As some of the largest gay pride celebrations in the world came to completion this past weekend in cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Houston, I found myself contemplating the...

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