March 3, 2001
Live from the Neues Berliner Kabarett in Berlin, Germany, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes singer Max Raabe, singer/writer Gayle Tufts and the Berlin Comedian Harmonists.

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Sweet and Lovely (Max Raabe)
News from Lake Wobegon


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00:00MPR logo
00:14Tishomingo Blues
02:00GK Talk About Berlin
05:56Panama - GAS Band + Joe Muranyi
09:06Applause, GK Talk
09:35Pflaumen Cake w/ Rich Dworsky Underscore and Rhubarb theme
11:37Applause - GK Intro the Berlin Comedian Harmonists
12:30Veronika, der Lenz ist da
14:48Applause
15:00Liebling mein Herz lässt dich grüßen
18:38APPLAUSE - GK Talk About Berlin
20:56Cowboys….with Home on the Range, and I Ride an old Paint
32:30Applause - GK Intro Pat Donohue
33:14That's All Right, Mama
35:50Applause - GK Segue to Powdermilk Break
38:40Powdermilk Biscuit Break
40:26GK Talks About Gayle Coming Up, GK Intro Max Raabe
41:58Tango Ballad by Kurt Weill (arranged by Christoph Israel)
43:26GK Talk About Max's Classical Background, "Why does no one call?"
45:17Everything I Have is Yours
47:46Applause - GK Intro Gayle Tufts
48:28Potato - Gayle Tufts with Rainer Bielfeldt
50:37Applause - GK Talk With Gayle Tufts
53:30Ode to Not That Bad
55:36Applause
55:47Guy Noir - with quote from Ellington, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
1:08:12GK Segue to Intermission
1:08:33Shine - GAS band + Joe Muranyi
1:12:23Applause - Greetings
114:47GK Talk Up Lebensfreiden
1:15:00Lebensfrieden, GK and GAS Band
1:18:00Applause - GK Talk With Mary Lea Van Daalen
1:23:00Applause - GK Intro Gayle Tufts, Talk With Her
123:52NYC Serenade
127:34Applause
1:27:53Monologue
1:48:09Georgia - Andy and Rich only
1:50:22Sweet and Lovely - Max Raabe and Christoph Israel
1:53:08Auf Wiedersehen - Berlin Comedian Harmonists; Credits; Band Playoff - Exactly Like You

Photos from the show
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Max Raabe with Christoph Israel on piano Holger Off, Philipp Seibert, Gayle Tufts and GK in Guy Noir
Berlin Comedian Harmonists GK with Nebraska native and Berlin Resident Mary Lea Van Daalen
Holger Off and GK in the Lives of the Cowboys Guest musician Joe Muranyi
Pat Donohue and GK in rehearsal

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    Guest Information
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  • Pflaumen Cake
  • Cowboys
  • Guy Noir
  • Guest Interview
    Gayle Tufts
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