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The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and Broadway star Sarah Pfisterer will perform at the 2008 Bradley Prizes.  The fifth annual awards ceremony will be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 4.
 
"We are pleased and proud that Ruben Studdard and Sarah Pfisterer will lend their unique voices and talents to make the 2008 Bradley Prizes ceremony a memorable event," Bradley president and chief executive officer Michael W. Grebe said.  "Their inspirational performances are a fitting way to pay tribute to this year’s Bradley Prize recipients."

Ruben Studdard hails from Birmingham, Ala.  Named "American Idol" in 2003, his albums have included Soulful, I Need an Angel, and The Return.  He has sold more than two million albums in the U.S.

Sarah Pfisterer has appeared in many successful Broadway productions, including The Phantom of the Opera, Show Boat, and Beauty and the Beast.

Established in 2003, the Bradley Prizes honor outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves in promoting democratic capitalism, freedom, and the defense of American institutions.

The 2008 Bradley Prize recipients are University of Chicago economics professor Gary S. Becker, Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, University of Pennsylvania history professor Alan Charles Kors, and Center for Neighborhood Enterprise president Robert L. Woodson, Sr.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.


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