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Briefs: TV show documents CMU's race win

| Saturday, July 12, 2008

Boss, a robotic SUV designed at Carnegie Mellon University that won the $2 million grand prize in a high-tech road race last year, is the star of a six-part TV series premiering Monday.

"Robocar," at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Science Channel, tells the story of a Pentagon-sponsored race at an abandoned Air Force base in California. The 60-mile Urban Challenge required all vehicles to obey stop signs, speed limits and traffic laws and tested their abilities to merge with traffic and park.

-- Mark Houser


Union Project serves up Stew

Summer Stew, a mix of music and soup, will be served up Tuesday at the Union Project in East Liberty.

The program is part of the Tuesday Stew concert series, which is held the third Tuesday of each summer month at the community center at 801 N. Negley Ave.

Tuesday's event will feature Joy Ike, Boca Chica, the Harlan Twins and Sleep Experiment.

The show runs 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes a cup of soup. Guests also may bring their own drinks.

Details: 412-363-4550.

-- Bob Karlovits


Cultural events in the city

• CLO Cabaret presents "Shear Madness" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Performances continue through Sept. 28 at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. $39.50. 412-456-6666.

• Pittsburgh CLO presents "Mame" at 2 and 8 p.m. Performances continue through Sunday at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $24.50-$59.50. 412-456-6666.

• Johnny Mathis performs at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $34-$94. 412-392-4900.

• City Theatre presents "The Wonder Bread Years" at 5:30 and 9 p.m. at the theater at 1300 Bingham St., South Side. $40. 412-431-2489.

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