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The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that Grammy Award-winning singers Aaron Neville and Sandi Patty will perform at the fourth annual Bradley Prizes ceremony to be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 3, 2007.

The 2007 Bradley Prize recipients are:  John R. Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University; Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, vice-chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Winthrop Professor of History at Harvard University, respectively; and James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

“We are pleased and proud that Aaron Neville and Sandi Patty will lend their unique voices to make the 2007 Bradley Prizes ceremony a memorable event,” said Michael W. Grebe, the Foundation's president and chief executive officer.  “Their songs of inspiration are a perfect way to honor this year’s Bradley Prize recipients.”

Neville is a native of New Orleans.  In 1966, he broke onto the national scene with the song “Tell It Like It Is,” which shot to No. 1 on the pop charts.  He has recorded as a solo artist and with the Neville Brothers.  He has received four Grammys, and he was named “Best Male Singer” two straight years in the Rolling Stone critics’ poll.

Patty was born in Oklahoma City and is one of the most successful Christian recording artists in history.  She has won five Grammys and frequently plays to sold-out audiences around the country.  She has performed on "The Tonight Show," in "The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade," and "Christmas in Washington."  In 2004, she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
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