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 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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Hope YOU⭐personally are safe, Magic Friends🎩❤, following Fiona.🌬🌧Everyone's hurting. Property damage (thousands, here), flooded basements (my Sister & her husband), and many feeling Powerless (Emotionally, and LITERALLY).😥So many good people...so painfully impacted. Easy to be saddened/discouraged by fickle Fiona.😪Here's the thing:Just performed a backyard Magic Show in Dartmouth, on this post-storm sunny Sunday morning. A little blonde girl approached afterwards, asking for a balloon...cutest little angel you ever saw. Little star earrings, and face of pure innocence (not the same girl pictured, but hopefully you get the idea).Mr. J asks her name. In an adorably shy little voice, she says:"FIONA".❤❤👍👍It took me aback. The same hurricane we are cursing...shared the name of this little angel. What to think?Searching for some sort meaning here beyond coincidence (and feel free to imagine your own, if any exists😋), but here's what came to mind:1) Life is what you make it, and how you interpret it. (Like Fiona's name...a nasty storm, or adorable angel?)⭐👍2) The show must go on! Even the Martimes' worst storm ever can't stop the Magic. (All the kids showed up to the birthday show)🥳🎩3) All the darkness in the Universe can't extinguish the light of a single candle. Or in this case, a sweet little girl ironically named Fiona.👸❤Wishing you comfort and support during this time, Friends...and especially the ability to see HOPE. That's where the Magic lives.❤👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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You know the most MAGICAL thing about Magic?🎩 Teaching someone ELSE to do it THEMSELVES! 😀❤Here's the old 'Egg Bag' effect...with an excited young Violet performing the trick on her Mom, Katie.⭐ (With a little help from Mr. J! Previously, it was taught to me by friend and mentor, Mike Robinson).🌟So, waxing philosophical, if you're ever wondering your purpose in Life, y'know it's true what they say: "The only thing you can do with your Life...is to give it away." 😊🎩❤🌠👍#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForAdults #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #ShareTheJoy #LifeIsMagic Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic!-David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer"PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings)WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!)www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!)www.halifaxmagician.ca/SOCIALS:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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Sneak peak, exclusively for YOU😉, Magic Friends...of the fun we had for 'Ratchford's Next Top Model' Gala.⭐ Y'know, August 3rd, 2023 will be the 10th Anniversary event next year, if YOU'd like to be a part of the fun! Open to women, men, plus teens/tweens too. Looking forward to MCing and performing once more...already working on new Magic tricks...😉Magic, Models, and Merriment...always guaranteed.🌠🎩❤👍BIG thank you to John Ratchford of Ratchford Photographic, for hosting this Grand Gala every year. (Held at Cape Breton University, Sydney)Happy Long Weekend, Y'all!⭐#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForAdults #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #RatchfordPhotographic #CapeBretonPhotographer Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic! -David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer" PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings) WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!) www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!) www.halifaxmagician.ca/ SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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Acting as MC👋 and performing Magic🎩 tonight, for 'Ratchford's Next Top Model' Gala.⭐ Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS...Red Carpet arrivals begins at 6:00pm, show at 7:30pm. Tickets $35...First class fun for all.🌠 If you're in Sydney, swing on over! Thank you to John Ratchford of Ratchford Photographic, for hosting this Grand Gala every year.A Magical night guaranteed.😉🎩❤👍#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForAdults #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #RatchfordPhotographic #CapeBretonPhotographer Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic! -David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer" PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings) WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!) www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!) www.halifaxmagician.ca/ SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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WHY is MR. J's dove...flying away?? She can't wait another minute to get to this Sunday's Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival! Family fun for everyone! Amazing artists aplenty, and a vast-variety of cool creators...you'll meet top-tier talent from MARVEL, DC & MORE! PLUS, you and your kids can come in costume! (This IS a celebration after all). 😉BONUS! Yours truly, THE AMAZING MR. J will be performing Magic, and making balloons for you! (Maybe you can help my dove to calm down?!)All the DCAF fun is a'happenin' this Sunday, August 21st, 10-5, at Alderney Landing, Dartmouth...many thanks to the super-tastic folks at STRANGE ADVENTURES! Here's the thing, MAGIC FRIENDS...wouldja believe admission is FREE? (Oh, you lucky culture lovers!)Please like and share, and see you there!More info: www.facebook.com/DartmouthComicArtsFestival(Photo credit: John Ratchford, of Cape Breton's Ratchford Photographic)#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #RatchfordPhotographic #CapeBretonPhotographer #StrangeAdventures #DCAF #DartmouthComicArtsFestival Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic! -David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer" PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings) WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!) www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!) www.halifaxmagician.ca/ SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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