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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Honoured to perform for our VETS today! The magic happened at Moncton Veteran Health Centre...following a show at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home last week. (As one resident quipped: "Mr. J, you're doing the Seniors Circuit!") Well, the best part about it, is that with the love and joy from each audience, they feel like KIDS shows! A magical way to start 2019! :) <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you personally still have Christmas stuff up? It's all good! Today's 'The 12th Day of Christmas!' Since it's 'Epiphany', you can still enjoy the MAGIC of the season, relax, and why not share some good wishes with those you love? Plus, it's one more chance to enjoy the last bit of Egg Nog, make merry, and be silly! Like legendary Party-Man RIC FLAIR, you can make your life a party! Here's to keeping the spirit alive all year! You can be a Champion...of Christmas! (By the way, The Nature Boy loved his '17th World Title' I gave him...even if it was a giant goofy balloon!) Here's to more magic and merriment for us all in 2019! "Woooooooooo!!" :) ... See MoreSee Less

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RIP Mean Gene Okerlund. Who doesn't love a good straight man? (As Canadians, we know every Don Cherry NEEDS a Ron MacLean!) As you know, Mean Gene was the likeable, rational voice of reason for countless over-the-top WWE wrestlers; he gave us the glue holding the entertainment together. The knowing 'wink' at the camera; a stable constant in a world of absurdity. (Secret for you!: When yours truly performs with wild puppets during magic shows, Mr. J always channels Mean Gene, by playing straight man to them!). You'll be pleased to know that Gene was every bit the fun-loving storyteller in person, too. Fun fact: Didja know he was neighbours with AC/DC's Brian Johnson? And he was Best Man at the Iron Shiek's wedding? "Let me tell you something, Mean Gene": you were every bit the hero as the stars you interviewed, and a longtime inspiration to The Amazing Mr. J personally (plus many others). Thanks for your professionalism, wit, and magical charm. <3 :) ... See MoreSee Less

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It's New Year's! What's OLD...is NEW again! Just like how a roomful of SENIORS...turned into YOUNG KIDS, at today's magic show! Thanks to all the super staff and lively residents at 'The Birches' retirement home in Musq. Harbour, for proving: "we are ALL big kids!" Overjoyed that Mr. J's final magic show of 2018 was for a group of our beloved, smiling seniors. Wishing you all a Merry Magic 2019- the best is yet to come! Remember Mr. J's motto: "Life's a Party, so Make it MAGIC!!" :) ... See MoreSee Less

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What's your personal Christmas Wish? You know, even recently meeting superstar PAMELA ANDERSON wasn't mine (although what a time to forget the mistletoe!) For the record, she did say: "Oh! I LOVE balloons, and magic!", and you'll be happy to learn the icon was cheerful, polite, and down-to-earth in person (she's Canadian, after all!) Honestly, YOU have made my real wish come true- by allowing me to entertain you, to share joy, and to live the dream of performing nationwide magic shows for you! So for all the kids birthdays, all the corporate events, all the seniors homes, and festivals...thank you so very much. 'The Amazing Mr. J' guarantees more magic surprises in 2019! Hope all YOUR wishes come true, and keep believing in the Power of Magic! Remember...Santa is (BAY)watching! ;) ... See MoreSee Less

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