Media Gallery

At the Franco Center, we get some pretty great acts in both the Performance Hall upstairs and the downstairs Heritage Hall. Every now and then someone remembers to bring a camera to shoot photos and/or video. When we get decent photography and video, we’ll be sure to post it here.

** Because the Dolard & Priscilla Gendron Franco Center cares about All of our Franco Americans! Here is a YouTube film (link) made this year (2016) about a form of genetic heart disease, called Familial hyperchoesterolemia, or FH that affects Franco Americans.

Here is a brief description.
“Your heart disease is not your fault. You can blame Louis the thirteenth!” That is how cardiologist Dr. Dervilla McCann began her talk at the Franco Center this Oct 2016. She described the genetic reason that Franco Americans have a higher rate of heart attacks than other groups. It appears to be a genetic link to the founders of Quebec, transmitted when their descendants traveled to the United States during the industrial revolution. This 10 minute film, made here in Lewiston and using  Franco Center volunteers, describes the underlying medical reason for the very high cholesterol levels found in our community, and what can be done to protect your family from early heart disease.”

To learn more there is a free registry at CMMC that is designed to identify patients with this trait, get them the advice they need, and to even help them obtain the latest therapies for the problem. Dr. McCann would really like people to get in contact with the cardiology division for any questions about what you should be doing about this. The contact there is a nurse, Kim Howlett-Phillips, who is keeping a registry of patients in our region.

Thank You Dr. Devilla McCann, MD, MPH


Rustic Overtones w/ string quartet – November 23, 2013 (Time: 4:34)

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra – October 20, 2012 (Time: 1:46)

Lazy Lightning (Grateful Dead tribute) – 2nd Set – April 19, 2013 (Time: 1:15:17)

New York Funk Exchange, Bill Withers’ “Kissing My Love” April 14, 2012 (Time: 4:25)

Upcoming Performances

  • Mar

    Mainely Improv

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 3 - Mar 3

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    On the Spot Comedy PhotoWhat do you get when you combine the improvisation style of the television show, “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” with a Maine-based comedy troupe that loves the art of improvisation?

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  • Mar

    6th Annual Maine's Got Talent 2017

    Performance Hall

    Mar 4 - Mar 4

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    MGTlogo_2013Maine’s Got Talent  features 10 performing artists competing for cash prizes. Fifty percent of the vote comes from the audience and the other fifty percent from our celebrity judges. The celebrity Judges this year are Tom Doucette, 2014-16 performer of Maine’s Got Talent, Joe Philippon, Lewiston Police Department and Celeste from WBLM’s Morning Show.

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  • Mar

    Blowin' in the Wind – Pettingill Fundraiser

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 5 - Mar 5

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Graphic - Denny Breau 3-5-17The music of Bob Dylan, Mamas & Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and other popular musicians of yesteryear is coming to the Franco Center in Lewiston.  On Sunday, March 5, Denny Breau presents the “Blowin’ in the Wind” concert

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  • Mar

    Piano Concert with Michael Lewin

    Performance Hall

    Mar 10 - Mar 10

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Michael Lewin at PianoThis Steinway Artist launched his concert career following victories in the William Kapell and the Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions.   Also highly respected as a teacher

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  • Mar

    MSO – Midcoast Symphony Orchestra – Pops at the Opera

    Performance Hall

    Mar 18 - Mar 18

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    MSO Returns to the Gendron Franco Center with
    With Guest Conductor: Eric Hewitt
    Pops at the OperaMSO for 2007 Sponsor Sheet
    Strauss, Jr. – Overture to Die Flede maus
    Wagner – “Liebestod” from Triston & Isolde
    Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 2
    Ponchielli – “Dance of the Hours” from La gioconda
    Puccini – “Intermezzo” from Manon Lescaut, Act III
    Tchaikovsky – “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
    Verdi – “Prelude” from La Traviata, Act I
    Strauss – “Waltz Sequence” from Der Rosenkavalier

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