Arts and Music

Juilliard Students Use Music To Combat Westboro Baptist Protest

When three Westboro Baptist Church protesters showed up at the Juilliard School in New York City, they were met with nearly 100 of some of the most talented young people in the world.

Fighting protest with music, a group of student musicians staged their counter protest by playing instrumental versions of “Amazing Grace,” the “Star Spangled Banner” and Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” according to

Three protestors versus 100 gifted musicians. Can’t beat those odds.

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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