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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"Thank you so much, Mr. J! The boys had a blast. You were incredible." -Lisa Marie Cormier, Hammonds Plains (October 18th, 2020) A very kind review, from a very fun group of Magic Birthday Partiers! Wishing YOU personally a fantastic Fall...may you celebrate the Multicolour Majesty, Magic, and Mystery, of this season. "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." -Albert Einstein ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing you personally, a most MAGICAL Thanksgiving. Plus, congratulations on YOU...now being a MILLIONAIRE! (Huh? Howzat again?) Let me ask you something...imagine: would you trade your most beloved family member away, if someone offered you a million dollars for them? Of course not! So by that logic, technically, your loved one is worth much MORE than that million dollars, right? Y'know, I daresay a billion, or a trillion...they are priceless. If you imagine larger, and you think now of ALL your closest friends and family members for which you are thankful, YOU personally are a trillionaire...multiple times over! You are, right now at this moment, blessed with UNLIMITED wealth (infinitely richer than Bezos!) Even though 2020 has been a bit of a turkey (!), hope you enjoy your day. You are loved, and rich beyond measure... with much for which you can be thankful. "Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone." -Stephen King #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Trillionaire #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #BalloonTurkey ... See MoreSee Less

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You still in shock too? Really, 2020...EDDIE VAN HALEN? Like much of this year, feels like another sucker punch, eh? But as we all heard from 1984's 'Jump': "Ya got to roooolllloooolllooollll with the punches...to get to what's real!" Great life lesson. And we will all continue to "ROLL", (and ROCK!)...thanks to you, Eddie. Your legend lives forever. On behalf of your many fans worldwide, thank you for the Magic. <3 #EddieVanHalen #Jump #RollWithThePunches #AmazingMisterJ #Music #Magic #Love #BalloonGuitar ... See MoreSee Less

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You know, in our wacky, way-out world, it's nice to know we STILL have real-life Super-Heroes! One such person is Calum Johnston, beloved owner of Strange Adventures Comic Bookshops. As you know, the Magic of READING elasticizes your spirit while growing your mind...your own personal super-power! Today is Cal's birthday, 😀❤👍 so wishing 'Super Thanks' to our friendly neighbourhood purveyor of panel-based literature! Plus to all of YOU who promote the wonderment of words in all their fantastical forms! Like Cal, Super-Heroes like you still walk (and fly!) among us.🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦹‍♂️🦹‍♀️ Like Magic! 🎩❤👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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They're watching you. You know they're always watching you. (Not "Big Brother", Google, or all our nebulous electronic overlords- though they are too!) **CHILDREN**. Like sponges, always eager to learn, always watching how we act. How we REACT. They see, they absorb, they IMITATE. You know, a few adults approached me after some Magic Shows this week, recalling in vivid detail how they had "The Amazing Mr. J" perform for their birthday...20 years ago! Now, quite possibly, some of the magic tricks in those long ago early shows were as awkward as a cow walking on ice. Yet magically, these kids still loved them...happily remembering their "Mr. J Birthday Experience" to this day! Such shared reminisces remind you: Children are more impressionable than stem cells! So here's the thing: Surely our pathway to a more positive, loving world- a world we all desire- begins with...EVERYTHING we as adults say and do? How we spend our time, and how we treat others? Children-all children- adapt to YOU. They remember so much. It's amazing. YOU and I have more Magic power to influence than we realize! May you continue to use your Magic power for goodness, spreading positivity and kindness. What you say, what you eat, what you read, what you watch...you lead by your awesome example. Remember, Friends: We are all Teachers; we are all Magicians. They're watching you. ;) :) #Kindness #Love #Teachers #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ ... See MoreSee Less

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