In an ideal world, Emeli Sandé would stay in Minneapolis forever. After a string of nominations for the U.K.'s BRIT Awards, the Scotland-born singer-songwriter plays the Varsity — a big bump from her gig last March at the Dakota. The soulful artist has a special knack for writing timeless songs and delivering them with the vocal equivalent of a punch to the gut — a pop star for the modern era. Sandé's debut solo album, Our Version of Events, was the top-selling album of 2012 in the U.K., and it won't be long before she's gained the same recognition in the States. Adele who? With Emily King. 18+.
Wed., Jan. 23, 7 p.m., 2013