The director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is stepping down. Brenda Abney has resigned to take a similar job in Arizona. Wenatchee mayor Frank Kuntz says Abney has done a great job since taking over the job eight years ago, and that she'll be missed. He says the Museum has undergone a lot of changes in those years as the city slashed financial support. Several years ago the city budgeted about 700 thousand dollars a year for the Museum, funding several positions. Now the only city employee at the Museum is Abney. That may change with the next Director.
Abney resignation is effective in December.
NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.