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Lex Allen: This mama and Nurse tells how she and Jimmie Allen fell in love kissing at a stoplight.

Get Real with Caroline Hobby

This beauty just had a birthday and turned 25, so everybody send her a happy birthday message! Lex is young and wise. She follows her gut instinct and intuition. She isn’t scared to take big, scary leaps for life and love. Lex and Jimmie were set up to meet at his show from mutual friends. Lex is a nurse and came straight from work in her scrubs, naturally beautiful and confident without even trying. It was pretty immediate sparks for them. The first car trip they took, Jimmie leaned over and kissed her at a stoplight. Their instant chemistry gives Simon and Daphne from Bridgerton a run for their money. The next show he invited Lex to, he changed the words to his song to say “kissing at a stoplight,” then he walked through the crowd and laid one on Lex. I love their love story. It’s full of passion and willingness to dive all in. Lex shares with me what she’s learned from being a mama, how life has changed in so many ways the past year, the lessons learned from being a Nurse and handling life and death plus the rocket ship ride of Jimmie’s fame. Lex is so down to earth and relatable while being a total smoke-show sweet heart. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 6mins

11 Jan 2021

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Lex Allen on being compared to Prince, being less shitty than yesterday and much more

The Commonwealth

This episode first aired in November of 2019. Our guest today is Lex Allen, an up-and-coming soul-pop singer/songwriter out of Milwaukee. Lex opened for Lizzo at Indy’s Pride Festival last May, sang the national anthem for President Obama last October and has a new album that drops on Feb. 14th. We conducted this interview the same week we launched the first episode of this show. It was also the same week as Lincoln Calling, a music festival that we help organize. During this hectic week, the Director of Lincoln Calling hit us up to ask if we'd pick an artist up from the airport. We made the hour-long drive, pulled up to the terminal and saw Lex Allen walk to our car. Over the course of the next two days, we spent time with Lex sharing our goals, passions and perspectives on life. Like The Commonwealth on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCommonwealthPodcast .  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Commonwealth)

38mins

30 Nov 2020

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Creativity in the VUCA w/ Kelly Fitzsimmons & Lex Allen

Imagine This Podcast

As a military strategic leadership concept for conditions that are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, VUCA has not only become the tagline for 2020 but it is also the name of Milwaukee's newest musical supergroup/creative collective brought together by Kelly Fitzsimmons.In this episode, the gang welcomes Kelly and Lex Allen, one of her VUCA collaborators, to have a wide-ranging conversation about creativity in VUCA conditions, chasing and pursuing the right things in life, and how new technologies will chart the future for engagement with the performing arts (and gummy bears).The joys of discovering new music (3:43); Mac and David thank Kelly for being the kickstarter of the MKE Artist Relief Fund (12:53); The VUCA backstory (17:10); Lex shares the hook that got him with VUCA and the new single, "Shine" (20:57); Kelly shares the concept that drives the album (25:15); Learning to chase the right things in life (28:06); Using new technology to launch an album and engage audiences (32:50); The importance of the arts and artists and using new technologies to support them (38:40); Arts and Culture Czars (45:15); Lex settles our office's debate on gummy bears (49:41); Plugs! (50:50) An outro Easter Egg (56:25)The VUCA Collective. Also on Facebook and Instagram: @The VUCAKelly Fitzsimmons on LinkedInLex Allen. Also, @theofficiallex everywhere. The new song "Shine" will be out on 7/29!Drops: https://www.drops.nyc/David's WVKR playlist from 1994 - 1996.Audio transitions: "Lovely Child," by VUCA w/ Barbara Stephan and Dave Olson

56mins

21 Jul 2020

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Ep. 33- Artistry, Activism and Authenticity with Lex Allen (re-release)

SHI(F)T HAPPENS Pod

SHIFTING.... Over the past few weeks we have had deep discussions about what we are learning individually and how we will use this energy to re-align our mission. While we are so proud of what we have created, we are also profoundly aware of our shortcomings when it has come to sharing BIPOC voices. We take full accountability of this and are currently focusing on making enlightened changes to our platform. Moving forward into our second year of podcasting, we are determined to AMPLIFY, DIVERSIFY and promote INCLUSION through our guests, topics and social media. SHI(F)T HAPPENS is 100% our passion project. We create these episodes because we love connecting with incredible humans and are excited to continue to do so! Currently, we are taking time to actively re-evaluate, educate ourselves and create new content with amazing guests. While we do this, please enjoy a re-release of our conversation with Milwaukee’s own, Lex Allen in which they discuss their artistry, activism and authenticity.  In solidarity,  Dev, Tash and Jess 

57mins

17 Jun 2020

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Lex Allen on being compared to Prince, being less shitty than yesterday and much more

The Commonwealth

Our guest today is Lex Allen, an up-and-coming soul pop singer/songwriter out of Milwaukee. Lex opened for Lizzo at Indy’s Pride Festival last May, sang the national anthem for President Obama last October and has a new album that drops on Feb. 14th. We conducted this interview the same week we launched the first episode of this show. It was also the same week as Lincoln Calling, a music festival that I helped organize. During this hectic week, the Director of Lincoln Calling hit me up to ask if I’d pick an artist up from the airport. I made the hour long drive, pulled up to the terminal and saw Lex Allen walk to my car. Over the course of the next two days, Lex and I spent time sharing our goals, passions and perspectives on life. Like The Commonwealth on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCommonwealthPodcast .  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Commonwealth)

40mins

11 Nov 2019

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Ep. 15- Artistry, Activism and Authenticity with Lex Allen

SHI(F)T HAPPENS Pod

Artistry, Activism and Authenticity with Lex Allen  On episode 15 we are joined by Milwaukee's own, Lex Allen. Based out of Milwaukee, WI. Lex Allen is a Soul Pop singer/songwriter that connects all ages, genders, genres and races at their over-the-top emotional, roller-coaster of a live show. Lex creates musical space for those seeking something to help through the hurt and connects with those needing inspiration to help them see their self worth. They make music for that 5 a.m. listener who wants something loud and maybe a little ratchet to get them through their day. Allen's music breathes love and liberation. Lex (who uses they/them pronouns) joins us to discuss their unique path to success and how their deep roots in the community has shaped them as an artist and individual. We delve into the many creative avenues in which Lex explores, and the process of bringing projects to fruition. They explain how being a black, queer, non-binary person has fueled their mission to be an activist, which they are best able to do by being their true self. Lex brings authenticity and a no-apologies attitude not only to their music, but to the way they live their life. We also chat about: Where they find creative inspiration Performing for Obama!!!! Their experience with Radio Milwaukee's Backline  Resources:  Website: www.theofficiallex.com Instagram: @theofficiallex Mentioned: Backline, Bash, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck 

1hr 1min

17 Sep 2019

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Lex Allen

Mr. Nice Guy

 This week I sat down w neo-soul pop singer Lex Allen. He had been selected as an artist for Backline - a 12-week accelerator that amplified his music career and took him to New York, LA, and London. His latest single "I.D.E.N.T.I.T.Y"  just came out with a music video, and his latest album "Table 7: Sinners & Saints" came out last year. We had Bacardi w pineapple as we discussed finding his sound over the years, challenging norms, mental health and music, meanings behind his songs, and what he is working on now. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-slowey/support

51mins

20 Jul 2019

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LEX ALLEN

Dare To Be Conversations

Listen to host DJ Shawna talk to singer Lex Allen and listen to a preview of his new song "Let Go"

30mins

22 Feb 2019

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Lex Allen @ AlleyWayz

Milwaukee Independent

Lex Allen performed during the AlleyWayz concert series on August 19, a combination of music and art in the Black Cat Alley District of Milwaukee’s East Side. This is a live recording of that event. * Advisory - Explicit Language *

41mins

18 Sep 2018

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Local Live - Lex Allen

Local Live | WMSE

“Milwaukee native Lex Allen, is reinventing old soul for a new generation, with his own sound that has been dubbed “Soul Pop with a kick”. He has been compared to new aged singers John Legend and Justin Timberlake, with the articulation of indie powerhouse Jason Mraz. “Dare to be different” is the motto he lives by through and through, it’s evident in his enlightened lyrical style that is way beyond his years.”From Tap Milwaukee:“Produced by Q The Sun, “This Is Our Year” is Lex Allen’s newest joint and it’s bangin’. Off top, the beat is just funky with it’s thick bass and hype drums. Then with Lex’s voice on top and a guest verse from Lorde Fredd33, this not only gets you hype, but it gives you that drive to make things happen.”

1hr 4mins

5 Nov 2015