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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Wishing YOU a Merry Magic Canada Day!! You know, we may be socially isolating, but nothing can stop you from SINGING! Story for you: when meeting my late Canadian hero, Stompin' Tom Connors, back in 1991, it was so exciting to talk with someone who led that true troubadour life. The romance of being a travelling entertainer across our great nation, appealed greatly to the wanderlust of many young dreamers. As you can imagine, Tom's life- visiting every inch of our wonderfully vast and diverse country, no road too gravelly, no town too large or small- using your talents to spread joy, and celebrate our country...embodied the Canadian spirit for yours truly while growing up. Well, after my personal accolades to the legend, the beloved black-hatted patriot looked me right in the eye, saying in his trademark road-forged voice: "Y'know, son...someone has to carry this on, when I'm gone...it's up to all you young fellers today!" Fast forward to 2018, sharing that meeting story with Taw Connors (Stompin' Tom's talented SON), told him I felt that his Dad would have been let down by the fact that becoming a minstrel was sadly not in the cards for me. Despite my love of singing and playing music. Just the same, travelling from Newfoundland to the Yukon to perform thousands of Magic Shows, still carrying a deep abiding love for Canada, I hoped to at least honour the spirit of his Dad. Well, didn't Taw Connors put his hand on my shoulder, and say: "What you're doin' is great too...ANY kind of entertainment is good! Keep it up...my Dad would've been proud." My reply: "Thank you very much, and after your concert tonight, Mr. Connors, he definitely would've been proud of YOU too." (What a Canadian moment, eh?!) The bottom line: You don't have to be a Stompin' Tom, George Canyon, or Anne Murray to SING! Even as a full-time magician, music is still a passion...a way to express yourself...and we have much to celebrate in our great land! Corona can't stop Canada! So as we stay the blazes home, raise a glass and raise your VOICES...HIGH! Today, we are one GIANT kitchen party! Our country is still the most MAGICAL place in the world!! #CanadaDay #Magic #StompinTom #AmazingMisterJ #GeorgeCanyon #AnneMurray #KitchenParty #Magic #Music #Magician #CanadaRocks ... See MoreSee Less

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Like some FREE MAGIC for YOUR family? The Amazing Mr. J teams up with an All-Canadian cast of 100 Top Magicians (including TV mega-star & AGT Winner, the sensational SHIN LIM! And Toronto's fantastic First Couple of Magic, Brent and Sarah!), in a NEW super showcase Magic video extravaganza, just for YOU! All to raise funds for Food Banks Canada! Y'know, we're all stuck inside, but for entertainment, your friendly local Magicians have got your back! This all-new, all-amazing video is for all-ages...for all you high class lovers of Magic, mystery, and fun...that means YOU! :) By the way, many of us in the Magic community are currently available for online "virtual" Magic shows (including yours truly!). ;) Right now, you can enjoy the best of The Amazing Mr. J and my pulse-pounding prestidigitation pals for FREE, when our Magic video drops on May 12th at 1:00pm Atlantic Time...right here! Please 'like' and 'share', Magic Friends...and please consider a donation to FOOD BANKS CANADA! Together, we will all Keep Canada MAGIC! (Y) #FoodBanksCanada #Magic #Magician #TheAmazingMisterJ #ShinLim #BrentandSarah #Canada #MagicinCanada #KeepCanadaMagic ... See MoreSee Less

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Need some hope? How about the amazing MAGIC that happens, when a community comes together? You may have seen this old dilapidated blank billboard over the years, as you drove alongside Highway 104 in North River (visible just past the Highway 311 overpass, on your opposite side, when you're heading East to New Glasgow/Cape Breton on the 104). History for you...it was originally put up many years ago by the (now closed) Magic Valley Theme Park. After yours truly purchased this forest land along the Trans-Canada, I had wondered for years...what should I do with this old weather-beaten sign? It was still standing there...overgrown by bush, and falling into disrepair. The tragic events of last week gave us all an answer. Walking with neighbour and friend Craig Bryson a couple days ago, we discussed making it into a sign for fellow Nova Scotians during these times, as a symbol of shared love, support, and solidarity. By coincidence, that same evening, another hard-working and community-minded new neighbour, Robbie Little, called me up...with the EXACT same idea! Thanks to Robbie and Amanda Sutherland's like-minded vision, and speedy hard work, our community came together to create what you see here...in a mere TWO DAYS! (!) ***Magic indeed***. You'll remember the old story of Pandora's Box, which when opened unleashed a deluge of evil into the world...but afterwards, there remained HOPE. Many thanks to the fellow Magicians who made this happen: The Amazing Robbie Little & Amanda Sutherland, Craig Bryson, Artists extraordinaire Matt Bailey @mbaileypaint and Jordan Babineau @babs902, plus the very generous Cameron's Paints, and Anthony Shearer of Shearer's Construction. HOPE LIVES HERE, Friends. Much love to you. www.misterj.ca #AmazingMisterJ #Magician #DavidJolly #Community #Magic #Hope #Love #NovaScotiaStrong ... See MoreSee Less

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What's something awesome you can do, while you "Stay the Blazes Home?" Like Mr. J's friends in entertainment, The (Awesome) Stanfields, you can SING! And enjoy the MAGIC of MUSIC! (It's what we Maritimers do best). ;) So much magnificent home grown talent here, from the brilliant Blues maestro Charlie A'Court, the late Laura Smith, the beloved Barra MacNeils, the amazing Christine Campbell, and of course the legendary Stan Rogers. Sample something new, and give 'er! Plus, the restorative health benefits you personally get from cranking up your favourite tunes, dancing like no one's watching, and making your OWN music...Yowie Wowie! You can't beat the beat! (Secret tip: Music is a glorious soundtrack for practicing new Magic tricks as well...even my rabbit buddies love it). Here's the Stanfields for you: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK6UnPoQhhA As we 'Stay the Blazes Home', Magic Friends, wishing you a rip-roarin', toe-tappin', kitchen-partyin', music-makin' weekend!! #MisterJ #Magic #Music #CharlieACourt #BarraMacNeils #LauraSmith #ChristineCampbell #StanRogers #TheStanfields #StayTheBlazesHome ... See MoreSee Less

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Hoppy Easter, Magic Friends! Mr. J's rabbits have a rare Easter free, so they're getting some extra love and treats...for all the Magic they give all year. Hope all YOUR Easter dreams come true as well! #easter #magic #amazingmisterj #MagicRabbit #carrots #lotsofchocolate ... See MoreSee Less

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