Latin music influences – including salsa, merengue, and samba – are seeping into the concert hall as directors seek to broaden the appeal.
Katrina, a Cesky Terrier looks up at its handler during a news conference showing the the six new breeds that will make their first appearance in competition at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 9, 2012. The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place February 13 and 14 in New York.
Malabon Zoo owner Manny Tangco blows a horn with children outside a Bengal tiger glass enclosure as they celebrate the coming Year of the Tiger in Manila, Philippines, on Dec. 31.
Some of America's fastest-growing cities were the last to slip into the recession. Now they are hoping to harness their momentum and slingshot their way out of it. New Orleans, Louisiana topped the list in percentage terms, reflecting continued rebuilding after hurricane Katrina.
They prove it's possible to make a living from a 7-acre 'front yard.'
Cities in Texas, North Carolina, and California dominated the top 10 list of fastest-growing US cities in 2008.