By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Great responsibility lies with União da Ilha, the Samba School from the Ilha do Governador who will open the 2010 carnival Sambodrome contest on February 14th and who have already begun street rehearsals for all their fans.

The next street rehearsal is scheduled for December 12th when the whole school will be parading, though without floats, on the Avenida do Galeão, the avenue that leads to Rio's international airport. For anyone who cannot wait until Carnival proper it promises to be a great sneak preview of what is . . .

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