Brazilian singer Monte to open Rome fest

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ROME -- Brazilian singing star Marisa Monte will open the third RomaCinemaFest, organizers said Thursday.

Monte, a 40-year-old crooner with a background linked to classical music, samba and folk, will open the festival Oct. 2, performing ahead of the yet-to-be-named opening film.

It's the same slot that last year featured operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli, who sang to an enthusiastic response.
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