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"CONNECTICUT'S GIRLS OF SUMMER:
THE BRAKETTES AND THE FALCONS"
In their 76-year history, the Brakettes of Stratford, Connecticut are considered the most successful and longest running organized women’s sports franchise of all time. Among their many other accomplishments, the Brakettes 40 National Championships serve as the gold standard of excellence. The Brakettes have produced 24 National Hall of Fame members and 11 Olympians. Likewise, the Connecticut Falcons, by all measures, were certainly the most dominant pro women’s team in the four-year existence of the Women’s Profession Softball League (WPS). Two very important teams in the history of sports!
"HISTORIC CONNECTICUT MUSIC VENUES: FROM THE COLISEUM TO THE SHABOO" ©
FOREWORD WRITTEN BY LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER FELIX CAVALIERE!
Historic Connecticut Music Venues: From the Coliseum to the Shaboo” pays tribute to the many
landmark music venues that have featured national, regional, and local performers.
While of the locations have closed, they have certainly not been forgotten. The New Haven Coliseum, the Arena, and the Bushnell Memorial were once the places to be for music lovers, while elsewhere places like the Cheri Shack, and the Shaboo hosted national and local headliners.
Other venues such as Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, the Meadows, Café Nine, and Toad’s Place have now taken center stage and continue to attract large crowds.
With in-depth interviews with performers and numerous timeless photos, this book takes you on a nostalgic and fun journey of the Nutmeg State’s music scene.
NOTE: PHOTOS OF ARTISTS ON THIS WEBSITE AND IN MY BOOKS ARE COPYRIGHTED!!
*JOAN JOYCE HIT MUSICAL *
AFTER 6 CONSECUTIVE SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCES, THE LEGACY THEATRE HAS ADDED ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES : SATURDAY SEP 11, 2021 AND SATURDAY SEP 25, 2021.
* THIS PLAY IS FABULOUS WITH STANDING OVATIONS AND RAVE REVIEWS! THIS IS A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO AN AMAZING ATHLETE AND COACH - OUR JOAN JOYCE!
***SPECIAL NOTE: THIS MUSICAL PLAY WILL SOON BE PERFORMED IN OTHER AREAS OF CONNECTICUT. LOCATION AND DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MY FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGES.
REVIEW OF JOAN MUSICAL AT LEGACY THEATRE (STONEY CREEK, CT):
"Sometimes when you’re a legend, you have the ability to impact people in ways that even you can’t imagine. Such is the case for Waterbury’s Joan Joyce, who at age 80 continues to discover just how inspirational her athletic career has been.
Joyce, whose athletic exploits have motivated thousands of girls and young women to embrace their athletic dreams, has now inspired a musical about her incredibly successful career as a nationally renowned softball player, basketball player and professional golfer". - Republican-American, by Roger Cleaveland
*CONNECTICUT BOOTLEGGER QUEEN NELLIE GREEN"
"CONNECTICUT SOFTBALL LEGEND JOAN JOYCE"
* NOTE: ALL photos SHOWN BELOW AND in my books are COPYRIGHTED.
GALLERY: PHOTOS INCLUDED IN MY JOAN JOYCE BOOK:
Joan Joyce has been inducted into an incredible twenty-one (21) Halls of Fame - starring at a high level in: Fast Pitch Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, and Bowling. Joan was a sought after basketball referee for 34 years, a successful University Golf Coach for 18 years, and a very succesful softball coach for over 60 years, At the time of her passing in March, 2022, Joan was the Head Coach of the women's softball team at Florida Atlantic University (FAU),
In her playing days, Joan was considered the greatest female softball pitcher in the world. Her accomplishments are too numerous to list, They include; a lifetime pitching record of 743-42, 150 no-hitters and a staggering 50 Perfect Games.
In basketball, Joan set an AAU single-game scoring record of 67 points.
In golf, Joan set a Ladies (LPGA) AND mens (PGA) record of only 17 putts in a round of golf. This record has not been broken in over 40 years!
Joan Joyce is considered by many to be the Greatest Female Athlete in Sports History.
There will always be female athletes who excel in an individual sport (Mia Lamm, Serena Williams, etc) - but there will never be another Joan Joyce!