Woody Allen would like to be Ingmar Bergman, but he's really Buster Keaton. He's a tragedian, trapped in a comic's sensibility. No doubt he feels the situation is tragic, but every time he says that, audiences laugh.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest started off their concert last Sunday not as the program indicated, but con brio just the same. Con brio means "with spirit," and the trombone quartet showed theirs in the opening piece by appearing in shorts and short-sleeved polos.
River Forest detectives are investigating a purse snatching and an armed street robbery that occurred nearly simultaneously the afternoon of April 5. A woman walking near the intersection of Central and Franklin just after 5 p.m. felt a tug on her purse. When she turned, a man described as skinny and in his 20s was pointing a black hand gun at her. He then grabbed her purse, containing her driver's license, house keys, check book, credit cards and a cell phone and fled.