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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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Lookin' for somethin' to do with your kiddies on March Break? How about a FREE MAGIC SHOW, and a FREE copy of the ALL-NEW AMAZING MR. J comic?? Fun GUARANTEED! Yours truly and GRANDWAY COMICS are celebrating 'The Magic of Reading', along with the life of STAN LEE! All this week, it's a once in a lifetime experience: 'The Merry Marvel Magic Show'...and YOU'RE invited!! SEE! LIVE ANIMALS, and super fun MAGIC for ALL-AGES! HEAR! Stories of Mr. J performing magic for Stan The Man himself! TOUCH! (The future!!) As Nova Scotia's own GRANDWAY COMICS creators will be live in-person, as we all look forward to the FUTURE with Grandway's exciting ALL-NEW characters and comics...all in the style of the old-fashioned FUN you remember growing up! You can meet Derek and Jeff live in person, and pick up their soon-to-be-famous first issues! Show Dates as follows:
-Monday March 18th: 11:00am, Halifax Central Library (BIG show in the giant Paul O'Regan Hall...arrive early to get a good seat!)
-Tuesday March 19th: 1:00pm, Musquodoboit Harbour Library
-Wednesday March 20th: 2:30pm, Bedford Library
-Thursday March 21st: 2:30pm, Woodlawn Library in Dartmouth
See you there, friends! As Stan would say: "This is the Big One! Excelsior!!"
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**BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, FRIENDS!!** Would you like YOUR CHILD to be *excited* about reading? Would you like to see them exercise their minds with fun word games, learning magic secrets, challenging puzzles, along with inspiring their imagination? Well, THE AMAZING MR. J MAGIC COMIC BOOK is HERE!! And it's FREE! (Just for YOU personally, of course...because naturally, YOU are awesome!!) It's jam-packed with stories and activities, and thanks to the creative wizards at Nova Scotia's own Grandway Comics, you can get your magic-lovin' hands on this all-new, collectable, original, and exclusive comic at ALL future live Mr. J Magic Shows! Plus, copies also available FREE at Strange Adventures Comic Bookshop locations too. Why the new comic? Well, in celebration of 20 years (performing 'Nationwide Since 1999!'), this is a special prize give-back for YOU! As a lifelong reader, this has been a passion project too. PLUS! You'll have MORE chances than ever to catch a FREE public magic performance over March Break, with Mr. J performing throughout the Maritimes (stay tuned for March Break show dates!) And did I mention the new FREE Amazing Mr. J Comic Book is dedicated to my Mom & Dad (who bought me Marvel Fun & Games #1 in 1979, 40 years ago) and also dedicated to the late Halifax cartoonist Owen McCarron, who DREW that very 1979 comic! You'll also notice the comic cover is an homage to a certain famous STAN LEE creation as well. ;) Again, The MR. J MAGIC COMIC BOOK comes to you in partnership with the gracious gang at Grandway Comics, who have lots of amazing original super-titles of their own (that will keep your child's imagination working wonders!) Thanks for your support, friends, and see you over March Break for some new live magic shows, and some good old-fashioned comic book fun. As Stan the Man always says: Excelsior!! #magic #magician #GrandwayComics #StrangeAdventures #reading #StanLee #Excelsior ... See MoreSee Less

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Food for the magic rabbit and dove? $25 month. Adding new magic tricks and prizes to the show? $100 month. Hearing the laughter of seniors, and seeing a smile on a young boy in a wheelchair? Priceless! Remember, *YOU* personally are a magician too...a kind word or smile can magically make someone's day. Remember: Joy is FREE! "The most radical act anyone can commit is to be happy." -Dr. Patch Adams :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Y'know one of the biggest joys in life (besides a happy child, at a Magic Birthday?) It's seeing adults, turning INTO children again! One place you see it is during a MAGIC Show! Thanks to the corporate group at Halifax International Airport for a super fun day. For you personally, as long as we all keep our sense of wonder, play, and remember to laugh, we are all big kids. "Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." -Walt Disney ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy 'World Thinking Day', Friends! You can always use the POWER of your mind to set your sights HIGH, like 'The Little Engine That Could!' Naturally, all great women, men, and businesses begin with positive thoughts! You can change the world! Remember, "THINKING is MAGIC!"😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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