For the first time ever, Apollo Theater to host 2021 Soul Train Awards on Nov. 20
The Apollo Theater, which dates to the 1930 s and gave Ella Fitzgerald her start, is a fixture on 125th Street in Harlem. - Chris Reynolds/Los Angeles Times/TNS

NEW YORK — For its 50th anniversary, “Soul Train” is headed Uptown. “The 2021 Soul Train Awards” will be taped at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Nov. 20, marking the first time the show will be based in New York City in its 34-year history. The star-studded ceremony — celebrating achievements in Black music — has aired from venues in the Los Angeles area (1987-2007), Atlanta (2009-11) and Las Vegas (2012-19). Last year’s event, the “2020 Soul Train Awards” — hosted by Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell — was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards show, launched in 1987, rec...