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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 performs magic for Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and the cast of Back to the Future! (November 2018):
https://www.trurodaily.com/living/truro-area-man-meets-back-to-the-future-cast-members-257943/

The Amazing Mr. J performs magic for a childhood hero, the man behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch, who is retiring after 50 years. (Caroll Spinney’s Dad is also from New Brunswick!) He gave me an actual Big Bird feather, a gift to treasure forever. (October 2018):
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/halifax-magician-meets-childhood-hero-the-man-behind-big-bird-251498/
https://www.trurodaily.com/news/halifax-magician-meets-childhood-hero-the-man-behind-big-bird-251498/

Some truly funny things happen when performing magic! Here’s a ‘True Story’ by The Amazing Mr. J – David Johnston, with Comic Art by MAD Magazine’s Mike Holmes, for The Coast (September 2010):
https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/true-story-by-david-johnston/Content?oid=1901156

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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Looking for some live Magic at your local Summer Festival? Last week's group at the Marina show in St. Peter's, Cape Breton, WON MY HEART! Today's audience in Montague, PEI was OFF THE CHARTS! And the upcoming public shows in Downtown Halifax (Thursday), Shelburne (Friday), and Richibucto, NB (Saturday) are SOON TO START! With live animals, FREE prizes, and entertainment better than my rhymes (it would have to be!), hoping to see YOU in person for some live MAGIC this summer, Friends! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you LOVE CANADA? Can you name all Magic FIFTY-TWO of these famous, beloved Canadians, in "Mr. J's Great Canadian Celebrity Quiz?!" These are all Stars you know from TV, Radio, Sports, and Movies! (Mr. J entertained them, now you try to NAME them!)
Scoring as follows:
-If you can name 0-10 Stars: "Hoo-boy! You need more Maple Syrup!"
-11-20 Stars: "You must be NEW here! A Come From Away?"
-21-30 Stars: "Hmmm...you *might* be a Snowbird, but not bad, EH?"
-31-40 Stars: "Leaping Gordon Lightfoot! Jumping Joni Mitchell! You know your Canucks!"
-41-52 Stars: "You are a TRUE CANADIAN! TERRY FOX & STOMPIN' TOM would be PROUD!!"
Good luck, and feel free to post YOUR score in the comments! (Or let me know if you need any HINTS!) Have fun, and HAPPY CANADA DAY, FRIENDS!!!! :)
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Didja know YOU have Magic Powers? Just like WWE Legend, THE UNDERTAKER! Quick story: Mr. J's meeting with the Superstar was brief, (just a quick mutual "how ya doin?' at first), but when he saw his ridiculous balloon tribute, his beaming SMIRK (on his usually super-serious face!) spoke libraries! The Taker was likely truly feeling like The Dead-Man, since our Niagara Falls meeting was only a day after he appeared in a Main Event match, way over in Saudi Arabia! Thanking my hero, and turning to leave, the most unexpected thing happened. You know how a blow can seem to hurt more, when it's unexpected? Well, there was a strong impact, (it felt like an anvil!!) dropping on my shoulder, after my back was turned. It was of course, The Undertaker, who had slammed his hand on my shoulder as I walked away. Then, in his trademark very-familiar gravelly, deep, sepulchral voice, that we've all heard on TV for over 30 years, he exclaimed: 'GOOD JOB, BUDDY." Wow. You know, I had hoped to bring him some joy with the balloon, and he in turn did the same for me. Such a treat also to make so many different balloons, for so many kids (and adults!) that day, and to reconnect with many super cool folks (some of who kindly actually remembered me from last year!) It got yours truly thinking of the takeaway lesson: YOU and I ALL have the Magic Power to affect others...spreading joy and kindness in small ways every day...and you never know how far your influence goes. Most likely beyond the grave itself! Y'know, if even The Undertaker himself can muster a smirk, then we can all choose JOY, every day!! "All the darkness in the Universe cannot extinguish the light of a SINGLE CANDLE". -St. Francis of Assisi ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Father's Day! Y'know, though I haven't yet been blessed with my own children, I'm lucky enough to perform for thousands every year. Well, one such youngster made me very happy at today's birthday show, presenting me with a 'fan letter' upon my arrival (see attached), which he wrote after having seen me perform once before. Humbling to think that my few hours spent with a youngster could leave such an impression...so all the MORE credit to all YOU full-time DADs, who give love and support for a full LIFETIME! Always remember the influence you have is REAL MAGIC. (Certainly has been the case with my own Dad, The Original and Most-Amazing Mr. J!) Here's to our Dads!! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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The Amazing Mr. J is LIVE in Toronto, making balloons for the kiddies in Jurassic Park!! (As you can imagine, it's so cute seeing little five-year-olds happily exclaiming: "Go Raptors!!") Good news for YOU- I will be waving the Magic Wand for Canada's Team tonight! (Heading back tomorrow for some Wednesday Magic Shows in the Maritimes, so I'm hoping our team can do it tonight!) Y'know, the TO streets here are abuzz with feelings of positivity, bringing our entire amazing nation together...it feels like New Year's Eve. What an experience...the kindness of so many strangers I've met here makes for instant new friends...like real Magic! Wherever you personally are enjoying the Big Game, we are all connected as Canadians. (My brother is watching live from Japan!) Have yourself a Party, and GO RAPTORS!!😀😁🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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