From Jan ’06 Spotlight: While you’re waiting, make sure to order tickets for Chava Alberstein’s February 1st concert at the Symphony Center on Michigan Avenue. This year, Alberstein, one of Israel’s greatest national treasures, will be appearing with LES YEUX NOIR, a French sextet lead by two Jewish brothers, Erik and Olivier Slabiak, who meld Klezmer with Roma and Jazz into a wildly distinctive world music stew. I first heard of them three years ago, when National Public Radio did a feature on their new album BALAMOUK. I ordered BALAMOUK immediately and play it frequently. Follow this link to read more about Alberstein’s 2003 concert at the North Shore Center in Skokie.