Broadcast journalism's Anderson Cooper, NBC's popular Heroes star, Hayden Panettire, and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck were honored at the 22nd Genesis Awards. This event honors news and entertainment media for showcasing animal protection issues, and recognizes celebs that have made news on behalf of animals.

Between juggling his role as General Director of both the L.A. Opera and the Washington National Opera, starring in more than 124 different roles, and conducting operas throughout the world, Placido Domingo has to move very quickly indeed. At the Placido Domingo Awards, sponsored by the Hispanics for the L.A. Opera, he really proved this point.

The Hispanics for the Opera, founded by Alicia and Ed Clark in 1991, has done a great job promoting the L.A. Opera in the Hispanic community. They help to raise funds for Education and Community Programs, and have greatly increased the percentage of Hispanics attending the L.A. Opera performances.