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photo: (Kelly & Hot Roxx) Patrick Orlowski
photo: (Kelly & Hot Roxx) Patrick Orlowski
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Kelly Preston Of ‘Hot Roxx’ Voted In As The Singer For The Keith James All Star Band

After the most fierce week of voting yet between 29 nominees for the Keith James All Star Band vocalist and easily more than a staggering 51,000+ votes cast, Kelly Preston of Hot Roxx has emerged victorious with almost half (44%) of the total vote, meaning 22,000+ votes just for her alone!

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photo: Showtime 'The Band'
photo: Showtime 'The Band'
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Keith James Leaves ‘Showtime’ – Read His Letter To The Band

Yesterday, social media blew up after my longtime band Showtime announced that I'd be leaving and I'm sorry to say that what you've heard is true. Maybe three years isn't an extremely long time by today's standards but it was long enough to feel like a permanent part of the brotherhood that existed inside the band.

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photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
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Meet Ken Race, Your Keith James All Star Band Drummer

Ken has risen out of relative obscurity to claim the drum throne for his own in the Keith James All Star Band and we finally caught up with him to hear of his exploits and while his name may not be as well known as others, his experience flies in the face of that scoring gigs opening for the likes of Marshal Tucker Band and Allman Brothers

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Vote Now For Your Favorite Central New York Singer

We've got one last musician to choose, so let the final round of hair-pulling and nail-biting commence now that the nominees for everyone's favorite Central New York vocalist are in! There's a good selection of both male and female belters up for your consideration for the Keith James All Star Band...

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photo: (Walt Butler) Patrick Orlowski
photo: (Walt Butler) Patrick Orlowski
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Meet Walt Butler, Your Keith James All Star Band Bass Player

Walt Butler was the very first member of the Keith James All Star Band and for those of you who don't know him, he's the epitome of a great musician but as you can tell from his interview, he's a great person too and that combination is pretty rare and a huge credit to his profession.

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Phil Walter/Getty Images
Phil Walter/Getty Images
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Nominate Your Favorite Central New York Singer For The Keith James All Star Band

After thousands of votes cast and nearly a hundred musicians nominated collectively from the area, we finally have every musician but one... the singer!

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photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
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Ken Race Of ‘Downshift’ Voted In As The Drummer For The Keith James All Star Band

After the most fierce week of voting yet between 51 nominees for the Keith James All Star Band drummer and more than 35,000 votes cast, Ken Race of Downshift has emerged victorious with nearly a third (30%) of the total vote!

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photo: (Tom Townsley & The Backsliders) Tori Higley
photo: (Tom Townsley & The Backsliders) Tori Higley
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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Oct 9th – Oct 13th)

Summer's over, at least as far as a gigging musician is concerned. We've all moved our shows indoors now for the most part and it's time to bust out the Northfaces, Uggs and other fall accessories on your way to the gig!

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Vote Now For Your Favorite Central New York Drummer

We're half done, so let the third round of hair-pulling and nail-biting commence now that the nominees for the best Central New York drummer are in. There's a bunch, so scroll down to find the full list of skins beaters up for your consideration for the Keith James All Star Band...

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photo: Jared Wentrick
photo: Jared Wentrick
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Meet Jared Wentrick, Your Keith James All Star Band Guitar Player

Jared was nice enough to spare a few minutes of his time while he was getting ready for school this morning to give us some insight into his musical background (which is extensive for someone of his age) and reveal the formula he used to snag over HALF of the almost 19,000 votes for the guitar chair!

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photo: The BOMB
photo: The BOMB
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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Oct 2nd – Oct 6th)

Summer's over, at least as far as a gigging musician is concerned. We've all moved our shows indoors now for the most part and it's time to bust out the Northfaces, Uggs and other fall accessories on your way to the gig!

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Nominate Your Favorite Central New York Drummer For The Keith James All Star Band

We have a bass player and a guitar player, now it's time to nominate the cog that keeps the wheels of ANY band turning: The DRUMMER! Let's compile the list for picking the third member of the Keith James All-Star Band!

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