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The little-known musicians behind some of music's most famous moments

Raphael Ravenscroft's sax line on Baker Street was better known than he was but hes not alone in being the little known creator of something famous.

LSO/Pappano review digging deep into powerful emotions

Barbican, LondonPappano brings nobility to a celebration of Panufnik and brilliantly evokes Strausss pride, anger and beauty Continue reading...

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude review a feminist artist ahead of his time

Cortauld Gallery, LondonThe Austrian artists passionate love of women is illuminated in one of the most important and sexy exhibitions of the year Sex and stockings: Egon Schieles nudes in pictures Continue reading...

Sex and stockings: Egon Schiele's nudes in pictures

Angular, alluring, challenging, candid Egon Schieles nudes were absolutely revolutionary. A new show, Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at Londons Courtauld Gallery, explores them Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude review a feminist artist ahead of his time Cont

Grayson Perry vase with Chris Huhne motifs depicts audacious default man

Artists National Portrait Gallery show, tying in with C4 series, explores British identity, including that of jailed cabinet minister.

Noel Fielding review solo standup set is a holiday from reality

Infuriating, mildly amusing and then wonderfully unforeseen, the Mighty Boosh mans show has some reality-busting set-pieces.

Flat Stanley review classic kids' book becomes wonderfully wonky musical

This show based on Jeff Browns offbeat novel is loud, colourful and cleverly designed.

Brian May turns up the stereo with Victorian 3D photos at Tate Britain

Show features selection from Queen guitarists vast collection of images that appear three dimensional through special viewer.

The House That Will Not Stand review unlike any other play in London

Marcus Gardleys pulsing new play about a free black woman and her daughters in 1830s New Orleans is a rich mix of rivalry, voodoo and the fight for freedom.

The Scottsboro Boys review a dazzling civil rights musical

Garrick, LondonThe story of nine black men, falsely convicted of raping two white women, is reframed as a minstrel show with a brilliant cast and electrifying choreography.