NEWaukeean: Lex Allen
What is your job and its responsibilities?
I’m in the business of visual and audio delights, with a dash of inspiration to help move a generation. Writing and singing melodies designed to move hips and provoke thought. My photography demonstrates the visual aspect, capturing life’s beauty through the lens of my Canon. This summer I’ve launched the ‘Small Voices, Loud Noises’ project; I’ll begin traveling to poverty stricken Midwestern cities to see what is being done to instill growth in their communities and learning what can be done to help.
What is your favorite Milwaukee event?
Live music makes my heart skip a beat, so I would have to say Summerfest. Nothing gets better than being able to listen to music from so many different genres, all within walking distance, with a beer in hand. Nothing.
What is the one thing you’d like to change about Milwaukee?
If I could change one thing, it’d have to be the segregation between communities. I often imagine the things that could be accomplished if we all worked together as one big community.
What strikes you as the most unique thing about Milwaukee?
The beauty you can find in the old buildings’ architecture throughout the downtown area. If you are ever in need of a little adventure, take a walk through the city. Leave time for yourself to pay attention to the details: you’d be surprised in the little gems you find if you weren’t in a rush.
What is the perfect thing to do in Milwaukee on a Sunday afternoon?
Going to brunch with friends anywhere in the 3rd Ward. The atmosphere is relaxing, artistic and friendly. You can practically taste the creativity in the air.
Favorite place to grab coffee/an after dinner drink?
Colectivo on Lincoln Memorial Dr. is perfect. I’m a tennis player, so its nice to stop there after a match and sip on a smoothie.