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For: Monday June 24, 2019 

>>Musician Dave Bartholomew Dies At 100 

(New Orleans, LA)  --   New Orleans composer and musician Dave Bartholomew is dead at the age of 100.  He died Sunday morning at East Jefferson General Hospital,  according to his son, Ron. Bartholomew is known for discovering Fats Domino, being a key architect of New Orleans' music and he helped create the sound that would become rock 'n' roll.  He was a trumpet player, bandleader, composer, songwriter, producer and a talent scout. The musician leaves behind two sons.  His funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. 

>>Madonna Scores 9th #1 Album 

(Undated)  --  Madonna is scoring her ninth number-one album.  The pop superstar's latest record, Madame X, has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 this week.  She extends her record with the second-most number-one albums among female artists, behind Barbra Streisand with eleven. 

>>Bruce Springsteen Lands 20th Top-Ten Album 

(Undated)  --  Bruce Springsteen is landing his 20th top-ten album.  His latest record, Western Stars, has debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.  Springsteen is one of only eleven acts to score at least 20 top-ten albums. 

>>Prince Estate Shares Never-Before-Seen Music Video 

(Undated)  --  The Prince Estate is sharing a never-before-seen music video from the late singer's archive.  Footage of his original recording demo of Manic Monday was shared on Friday.  The demo is featured on his posthumous new album, Originals, which hit all streaming services Friday.  This year marks three years since Prince's death. 

>>Brian May Presenting Honor To Elon Musk Today 

(Switzerland)  --  Brian May will be presenting a special honor to Tesla founder Elon Musk today.  The Queen guitarist will be giving Musk the Stephen Hawking Medal for his accomplishments in space travel and for humanity, at the STARMUS science and music festival in Switzerland.  May is a STARMUS co-founder.  The other Stephen Hawking Medal honorees are music producer Brian Eno, and the documentary, Apollo Eleven.