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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Have you ever received a special gift in the mail? Not a package you ordered from a company, but a true surprise treat you never expected: a hand-written letter, or even a child's personalized ART of yourself? Imagine the surprise and joy for your Magic Friend Mr. J, when this "fan mail" envelope arrived from talented young Leo and Lucy, featuring their drawings of yours truly. (Amazing resemblance!). Honoured to hear from their Mom that they enjoyed the recent Magic Birthday Show they saw, and they have since been practicing doing many tricks of their own! Will treasure these pics always...they're going up in the Magic Room. Y'know, if you personally have the chance, why not write someone a quick hand-written letter, or ask your child to do a drawing, to brighten someone's day? As you know, In our online age, the personal touch means SO SO much. Real MAGIC!! #SharingJoy #Giving #HandWritten #Letters #Art #Drawing #DavidJolly #TheAmazingMisterJ #Magician #BirthdayParty #Magic #Love www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Pride Month! LOVE is MAGIC! You know, when gifting beloved actor/activist GEORGE TAKEI with a balloon rainbow, my brother and I were also honoured to thank him personally, for his persistent and preeminent promotion of equality, acceptance, and Love. His joyful, smiling response (in trademark Takei voice, if you can imagine hearing it here yourself!) was: "Why, thank you. And of course, Love should...always be...COLOURFUL." Some sublime sentiments, spoken by the stellar Star Trek Star. Happy Pride, y'all. "Oh My!" ;) #LoveIsMagic #HappyPride #GeorgeTakei #Acceptance #Celebration #Equality #Love #DavidJolly #TheAmazingMisterJ #Magician #Entertainment #BirthdayParty #BalloonTwisting #OhMy www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Birthday, LEA THOMPSON! You'll remember the talented actor of course as Lorraine McFly (Michael J. Fox's Mom) in 'Back to the Future', (and also as an 80s celebrity crush for many, including yours truly back in the day), PLUS she also starred (and sang!) in 1986's 'Howard the Duck'...an infamous flop, but a movie that she still loves! Naturally, to SHARE said love, yours truly simply HAD to make her a 'Howard the Duck balloon!' Luckily, it did give her a hearty laugh, and she said it was definitely the first such balloon she's ever been gifted. 😋 A very upbeat, fun-loving lady in person. Here's a story she told! FUN-FACT: Didja know her first major role was 1983's Jaws 3-D, for which she was required to do extensive waterskiing. Get this: Lea couldn't waterski AT ALL, nor could she even SWIM! During her audition, she said: 'Oh, sure!" when asked if she had these skills. So, they hired her on the spot, which gave her only FIVE days (!) to learn how! Talk about "fake it 'till you make it!" Gutsy woman. May we all adopt Lea's Life Lesson: be fearless, and always dive right in! Wishing you a Ducky Day, Magic Friends! #LeaThompson #HappyBirthday #AmazingWoman #80sCelebCrush #HowardTheDuck #BackToTheFuture #DavidJolly #AmazingMisterJ #Magician #BirthdayParty www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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Hoo-boy, Magic Friends! Tonight is the Big One!! Will Montreal stay alive, or will Toronto advance?? Lord Stanley's Cup is at stake, so The Amazing Mr. J & Ron Cherry are making BETS on Canada's oldest rivalry! Plus, they continue their own hockey hijinks, just for YOU! All this and less, on today's..."Dummy Night in Canada!"😋😅 😀🎩❤🏒🥅🍁👍#Canada #HockeyNightInCanada #NHLPlayoffs #Leafs #LeafsNation #Habs #HabsNation #DummyNightInCanada #RonCherry #TheAmazingMrJ #DavidJolly #Magician #Entertainer #BirthdayParty #StompinTomConnors #TheHockeySong #ProudCanadian www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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