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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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Are your kids excited about summer vacation?🌞❤️☀️🥳 (Is water wet?❓️😋)Luckily, Mr. J's school shows are in full swing, so we can channel their energy into MAGIC.🎩🪄🤗⭐️👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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You know, Your Father is someone you look up to...no matter how tall you grow.🙏❤️⭐️You may have had my own Dad as a school teacher...for years, he was the ORIGINAL "Mr. J!" (It's where I chose my present stage name, as an homage).🎩🪄⭐️👍Of course, it always makes me so proud when folks share that he was "their favourite Teacher."🤗🏫👨‍🏫Secret for you: He's mine too.🤫😉 The only difference for yours truly is that it extended beyond the school...24 Hours a day.🙂😃😊We just celebrated Dad's milestone 80th (❗️) birthday‼️, with a huge family gathering. Plus, (thanks to ⭐️Busy Lizzy Sweets!⭐️), a delicious custom triple-giant cake.🥳🎂🍰Let's all give triple-giant heartfelt THANKS to our Dads, today.🥰For being our heroes, our role models, and for having our backs. For all you do, always. ⭐️FATHERS⭐️...this is YOUR day.👍YOU are the True Magicians.✨️🎩🪄❤️👍#FathersDay #Magic #BusyLizzySweets #Dads #ThankYou ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a ⭐️MOM? 🤔❓️This one's for YOU.❤️🤗It always amazes how much Moms love their children.🥰 Upon arriving to perform a Magic Birthday🎩🪄🥳, you always see balloons, streamers, lawn decorations, fancy signs, cool cakes...sometimes even a giant princess castle!😮😊❗️ Here's some recent show pics, from Miramichi, NB and throughout Nova Scotia...amazing. 🪅🎉🎊And yes, naturally it's the ⭐️MOMS⭐️ who tell me they stay up all night prepping this awesomeness! Plus, they're mainly the ones who hire Mr. J to entertain in the first place. (Wise women!)😉😋Of course, we have Mother's Day in May. We just honoured our vets on D-Day (June 6th). We have Indigenous Peoples Day June 21st (Mark your calendars, Friends). A 'SINGLE' DAY...for each.😶But y'know, why not celebrate everyone...all year?😍(Hey, I'd be cool with celebrating Christmas all year!)🎅🤶🎄At any rate, for all you do all year...here's a bonus tip of the Magic Hat🎩 to our Magical ⭐️MOMs⭐️. And of course, MO#mothersd#magice#birthdayW#Amazingo#momsrock️🙏👍👍#Mothers #Magic #Birthday #Amazing #MomsRock ... See MoreSee Less
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What's the ⭐️ONE⭐️ most Magical🎩🪄 thing to which YOU can treat someone You LOVE?🥰🤔❓️A Restaurant?🥂Roses?🌹A Ring?💍Happy Hubby-to-be Scott Surphlis😎 has done all that (getting married in July🤗🤵‍♂️👰‍♀💒), so he decided to give his fantastic fiancée a live Magic EXPERIENCE.⭐️ (How ROMANTIC!)😍🤗🥰Mr. J was honoured to help Taylor celebrate her 30th birthday.🙏T'was a terrific time in Timberlea!🪅🎉🎊 LOVE how adults enjoy experiencing Magic, just as much as at my kids birthday shows.🎂🥳 (Secret tip: It's because we are ALL big kids at heart...)😉👌Wishing YOU also a week of Love and Magic, Fr#magic#fun#birthdaypartiesB#allagesa#amazingmisterj#AmazingMisterJ ... See MoreSee Less
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