Author: Charlie Abbott

Charlie Abbott

If there is one thing you can say about Charlie, it’s probably that he is somewhat a “Jack of all Trades”. Charlie, a Buffalo State communications alum, has focused on photography and different types of event planning. He has been a committee member and stage manger for Music is Art, a committee member and also stage manager for The Witches Ball, and has helped with local music such as igloo music, Factory Nightlife, and Pyramid. Working with different music events over the years, Charlie picked up a camera eventually and found his true calling. Charlie is now the lead photographer for MNM Presents and has shot a wide array of events including Kerfuffle, Canalside Live, and some larger music festivals such as Digital Dreams (Toronto), Electric Island (Toronto), and Movement Detroit to name a few.

Work has essentially halted at Seneca One tower but a recent tour of the site shows how far work has progressed to remake the complex into a retail, residential and technology center. The complex will be anchored by M&T Bank’s Tech Hub that will encompass 330,000 sq.ft. on eleven floors. This week Douglas Development signed business software firm Odoo for one floor of space with plans for growth that could see it take an additional two or more floors in the building. They join 42North and SMP Corp. as announced office tenants in the complex. Two small clubhouses are being…

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One of the best things about Buffalo is the summers and the memories that come with them. Even though it hasn’t been the worst of winters, we still look forward to sun shining and outdoor activities including outdoor summer concerts. There have been quite a number of band line-up announcements already including Artpark, Darien Lake, KeyBank Center, and New Era Field. One thing is for sure – everyone looks forward to the announcements, to learn about the big bands that are coming to town, as well as the smaller local bands that play with them. It might fall at the…

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It’s that time of year when summer officially starts to wind down. The Erie County Fair is underway, people might be getting ready to head back to school, and the festival season is coming to an end. But that’s not the case for Night Lights music festival held in Sherman, N.Y. located about an hour away from Buffalo. This particular festival is about to get underway. This is the time when the sun goes down, the lights go on, and the music goes up! It’s a three-day excursion of audio bliss and sensory overload, and it’s just about to begin.…

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Take a second, close your eyes and imagine this: It’s one of those hot steamy August days in buffalo, the sun is shinning. You and your friends just got off the Metro Rail downtown. You turn a corner and hear music coming from somewhere but you’re unsure where. Unknowingly, you all begin one of the summer’s greatest adventures in the heart of the city. Last year was the first year that I had experienced what Cobblestone Live was, and it left a lingering taste in my mouth…. wanting more! I had heard about the festival from both friends and online…

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