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February 27, 2012

Mayo Clinic Piano “Rock Star” Celebrates 93rd Birthday

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

When I first met Marlow and Frances Cowan nearly three years ago, I recall Mr. Cowan joking, “At our age, we don’t buy any green bananas.” So it was especially neat for our Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media staff to help him celebrate his 93rd birthday this month. You may remember the Cowans as […]

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Tags: Frances Cowan, Marlow Cowan, Piano duet


April 5, 2010

Five Stars in Any Language

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

Marlow and Frances Cowan, the Ankeny, Iowa couple whose impromptu piano duet in the Gonda building atrium at Mayo Clinic has been seen more than 7 million times on YouTube, are now officially international media sensations. Their original duet, which was captured by another patient, posted to YouTube by her daughter and posted to Sharing Mayo […]

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Tags: Cowans, Des Moines Register, Frances Cowan, Japan, Jodi Hume, Marlow Cowan, Mayo Clinic, NHK, Piano, Piano duet, Sharon Turner, Tokyo


March 3, 2010

KARE on the Cowans

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

When Marlow and Fran Cowan returned to Mayo Clinic last week for an encore performance of their viral piano playing duet, reporter Julie Nelson from KARE TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul) was on hand for it, and also sat down with the Cowans for an interview. Her story ran last night, and you can view it here. […]

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Tags: Concert, Fran Cowan, KARE, Marlow Cowan, Mayo Clinic, Piano duet


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