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Of the many artist showcases held throughout the city during the week, the best was the haunting performance offered by composer/producer Facundo Monty, who had everybody's attention during ASCAP's Latin Acoustic Showcase at Yuca Lounge on Lincoln Road. Strumming an acoustic guitar, the Argentine-born Monty poured his heart into an emotional set, singing original compositions such as "Olvidate" ("Forget It") and "Si Supieras" ("If You Knew") with a clear yet high-pitched voice -- a performance that shook up a 100-person audience that was crammed into the small club.
From the outset, the Billboard Latin Music Conference had plenty to offer. But what started out with plenty of promise ended anticlimactically with a poorly assembled awards show. Maybe next time a little more of Monty and less of Rubio would benefit all involved.