DVD Review: Ancient Egypt Anthology

Ancient Egypt Anthology

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Teaser Poster!

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While the classic Indiana Jones makes a return this summer, heading in this August will be the third edition of The Mummy! And thankfully this time, the action goes east as our adventuring heroes enter the Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (doesn’t sound too bad to be an Indiana Jones title, just less outlandish).

We have the first official teaser poster for the movie, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, but you’ll have to hit the jump for that!

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Spectacular Show on PBS

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Now this is what I call entertainment.

Egypt’s majestic Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx provide a dramatic backdrop for the U.S. television debut of Canadian artist Chantal Chamandy. Accompanied by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and a troupe of 10 dancers, the Egyptian-born singer/songwriter returns to her native country to perform an eclectic mix of songs.

Visually enhanced by striking choreography, elegant staging and a dynamic light show, the concert special includes an emotional rendition of “Somewhere” from West Side Story, two traditional Arabic songs (“Salma ya Salama” and “Helwa ya Beladi”) and Chantal’s original compositions (“You Want Me,” “Peace”).

Filmed September 7, 2007, the performance features guest appearances by the Egyptian National Ballet Company, Tanoura dancers, a Darbouka drum band and an Egyptian marching band. (ever hear of Egyptian “belly dancers” – they’re hot!)

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