Press

National Magazine ‘Today’s Parent’ showcases The Amazing Mr. J (October 2015):
https://www.todaysparent.com/kids/awesome-birthday-party-entertainers-in-atlantic-canada/


 
The Amazing Mr. J- a tribute to the music, and magic, of Stan Rogers (StanFest 20th Anniversary – June 2016):
http://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/2016/6/3/stanfest-it-really-is-magic-time-4548987.html

The Amazing Mr. J presents ‘Back to the Future’ Magic Party for Parkinsons! (Charity event – October 2015):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/back-to-the-future-fundraiser-truro-1.3279619
https://www.facebook.com/events/510891619073396/
http://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/2015/10/18/how-time-mcflies-4313525.html
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/truro-daily-news/20151019/281539404802587

“Trenton Fun Fest” Pictou Advocate (July 2015)

“Mike Robinson and The Amazing Mr. J show, hosted by Lenore Zann” (April 2015)

“Music & Magic fundraiser for Mental Health” (April 2015)

The Amazing Mr. J presents ‘Music & Magic for Mental Health’ (Charity event – April 2015):
http://www.trurodaily.com/living/2015/4/19/music-and-magic-for-mental-health-4117002.html

The Amazing Mr. J interviewed at Billy Joel concert (Québec City newspaper, front page, July 2014):
http://www.journaldequebec.com/2014/07/11/une-vingtaine-dheures-de-route-pour-voir-billy-joel

The Amazing Mr. J- CTV interview at Billy Joel concert (July 2014):
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1910510   (Mr. J interviewed at 2:14)

The Amazing Mr. J meets Prince Charles & Camilla (May 2014):
http://www.ngnews.ca/news/local/2014/5/19/pictou-countys-royal-showcase-3730739.html

The Amazing Mr. J- Houdini Séance performance atop Citadel Hill, Halifax NS (Hallowe’en 2013):
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW9Vknwm-dc

Mr. J’s Houdini Séance Articles:
http://www.thecoast.ca/TheScene/archives/2013/10/31/blinded-me-with-sance
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harry-houdini-summoned-at-halifax-seance-1.2325688
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1163519-halifax-s-history-with-houdini-the-naked-truth
http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2013/10/official-word-from-halifax-houdini.html

The Amazing Mr. J on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den (2013)
Halifax audition: http://polargrizz.tumblr.com/post/45125821752/dragons-den-auditions-halifax-2013

Mr. J on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den Articles:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/community/halifax/1130606-mister-j-and-the-dragons
http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/911242-truro-magician-to-practise-on-dragons
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/truro-daily-news/20130221/281762741663163
“Truro Resident on Dragons’ Den This Fall” (March 2013)
“Truro Man Auditions for Dragons’ Den” (February 2013)

Following a successful publishing deal with CBC Dragon Kevin O’Leary, you can read The Amazing Mr. J’s story in Kevin’s #1 International Bestselling Book- ‘Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids & Money’ (pgs 123-133):
https://books.google.ca/books?id=uXnqAQAAQBAJ&pg=PT124&lpg=PT124&dq=David+Johnston+magician&source=bl&ots=r1k4nsmbQ-&sig=mPvyZh6q4I27QgODQGQeOanYsZA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKpKaeg9XTAhVF7IMKHQcnBUk4ChDoAQgoMAE#v=onepage&q=David%20Johnston%20magician&f=false

The Amazing Mr. J at Atlantica Oak Island (March 2013):
http://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/family-fun-at-the-atlantica-oak-island-resort/

“Family Literacy Day” (January 2013)

“Magic Moments front page picture- New Year’s Eve Party” (December 2012)

“Town of Truro New Year’s Eve Celebrations” (December 2012)

The Amazing Mr. J – Reveen TV commercial (November 2012):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqmb3Jwlc-I

“Magic Moment” (August 2012)
“12th Annual Community Fair” (May 2012)
“New Year’s Eve Magic” (January 2012)
“New Year’s Eve Magic Show” (December 2011)
“New Year’s Eve on the Town” (December 2011)
“Mr. J’s Library Donation” (November 2010)
“Mr. J – Live at Truro Mall” (March 2010)
“The Magic of Reading – Great Village” (November 2009)
“Halifax Library Guide” (Summer 2009)
“Wilson’s 9th Annual Community Fair” (May 2009)
“March Break Fun at Truro Mall” (March 2009)
“Truro’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations” (December 2008)
“The Magic of Reading” (Summer 2008)
“Bedford Magazine” (August 2008)
“Museum Events Magazine” (Spring 2008)
“Magic of Chocolate” (March 2008)
“Magic of Chocolate” (March 2008)
“Library Guide” (Summer 2006)
“A Little Magic Goes a Long Way” (2006) (Photo and article by Caitlin McIntyre)
“Celebrating Family Literacy Day” (2006)
“Truro Mall March Break Promo” (2005)
“Abracadabra” (2004)
The Hero’s Hero- Remembrance Day show (November 2003)
“Now That’s a Balloon” (2002)
“Teen Friends of the Library” (2000)
“Nothing Up My Sleeve” (2000)

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Y'know, these comments and pictures made my whole year...and it's only January! Sent by Terra Michelle, after her daughter's birthday this weekend in Dartmouth: "Wonderful time today. Avery is still walking on a magic cloud and I have heard from several other parents, who said that it has been such a great day that their children are even now still playing elaborate imaginative games about being 'Mister J', or their own Magic persona with their wands and hats. I have never seen Avery so comfortable in any performance type setting, and have to say that based on today's confidence building show with you, she will likely be forever gracing stages with her brilliant smile, rather than worry. We couldn't be happier. You're a pleasure to deal with, and an awesome performer- thanks so much!!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry to report the sudden passing today of another magic friend, Baby J the rabbit. (Maybe she wanted to join my late long-lived dove, from earlier this month?) Baby J had an exciting December, performing in front of 300+ adults at Mount Saint Vincent University, 1000s of children's birthdays over the years (maybe yours?) all across Canada (from Newfoundland to the Yukon!), entertained fiddling superstar Natalie MacMaster & her kids, and she brought so much joy during her final show just days ago...for a little boy with cancer. It's been a heartbreaking month. Luckily, some light today, as I just adopted a new bunny! As with all life, the show most go on! So, please help me welcome Mr. J's new sidekick...introducing: 'OREO!' Here's a sneak peek for you, plus a look back at the wonderful little life of Baby J. Happy New Year, Magic Friends! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday, STAN LEE! Beyond his characters, my main reason for being a fan is his unflappable optimism. We all need more joy and kindness. It helped 'The Man' reach 95 years! "Entertainment is one of the most important things in people's lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end. I feel if you're able to entertain people, you're doing a good thing." -STAN LEE ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy new Star Wars movie day (if you're a fan!) Either way, May The Force (of MAGIC!) Be With You! ... See MoreSee Less

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You know, they say white doves live about 7-8 years...my late magic friend lasted over 15! It's been a sad goodbye these last few days, but at least I got to hold her during her final hours, playing soft music and making her comfortable. Like dogs and cats, birds really do have personality! Imagine this- she's performed over 3200 shows across Canada (maybe in your home?). She gave wonder and joy to tens of thousands of children and adults. She's also been on CBC's Dragons' Den, met many celebrities, and even flew atop the head of the real-life Dr. Patch Adams! (She stayed there on his long blue hair, contentedly, for 20 minutes...while Patch continued to talk with me, unfazed by it all!) Though there have been others, she was my first, and best, dove. She first performed in Brookfield, NS in September 2002. Bibbish, aka 'Rosy', led a really neat life...sweet and silly, a true magic friend. Love her, and miss her. "It was a little life, but no less important in the world..." (Thank you for those words, Adrienne). Bye bye, Bibbish...hope she brought some joy to you, too. :) ... See MoreSee Less

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