James Brown Negotiating TV Tribute

Soul legend James Brown is negotiating a television tribute to his

work, according to a report from the Associated Press. The TV project is

said to be an alternative to Brown's annual birthday bash. The turnouts at the

bashes have declined in recent years, making the events cost-prohibitive. The

singer has canceled this year's b-day concert, slated for May 7 in Augusta, Ga.,

as well as plans for another event in Las Vegas.