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Jazz Museum director says she will step down by mid-May

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The director of a financially troubled jazz museum in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine district says she's stepping down. (Facebook/American Jazz Museum) The director of a financially troubled jazz museum in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine district says she's stepping down. (Facebook/American Jazz Museum)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -

The director of a financially troubled jazz museum in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine district says she's stepping down.

The Kansas City Star reports that Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner said Wednesday that she would leave the American Jazz Museum before its annual May 15 meeting but would "remain a champion" of the attraction. A major shakeup also is expected on the museum's board of directors.

The leadership changes are among the recommendations made in a consultant's report issued last month. The report was highly critical of the museum for lacking a clear vision and identity, despite opening its doors 20 years ago.

The museum's financial difficulties became apparent last year when checks written to performers at a museum-staged festival bounced. The city has stepped in to shore up the museum's finances.

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