NEW YORK (AP) — After a night in which Christie's sold a painting of a sexy nude by Amedeo Modigliani for $170.4 million — just a few million short of the auction record for a work of art— the auction house returned Tuesday to garner $332 million in sales of iconic works by Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Lucian Freud and others.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, who racked up hits like "Working in the Coal Mine" and "Lady Marmalade" as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer before he gained new fame as a performer, died Tuesday, not long after a performance in Spain. He was 77.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jokes about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (dih BLAH'-zee-ohz) habitual lateness and ongoing feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) have taken center stage at an annual charity dinner.