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/


 
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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The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer

Magic turns seniors into kids again! So much laughter today at Annapolis Royal Nursing Home. A lady kindly said: "You brought so much sunshine to my day", and one gentleman (in his 90s) even asked me: "Can you make The Rockettes appear?" (!!) ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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You'll be pleased to know MICHAEL J. FOX is very friendly, and funny, in person! (He asked if I was going to pull a rabbit out of my hat, and also said that he loves magic) Who are YOUR Greatest Canadian Heroes? We have so many here: artists, athletes, and activists, among our unsung (yet equally awesome) everyday heroes. But what makes a hero? A common trait, from Terry Fox, to Clara Hughes, to Rick Hansen, seems to be overcoming some form of adversity, and also giving back. As you know, our Back to the Future star didn't fold when Parkinson's filled his future. Instead, he started the Fox Foundation, wrote amazing books (all recommended!), and became an advocate. Seeing him live, he said he actually got more JOY from bringing hope to those dealing with Parkinson's then he ever got from all his acting! Amazing. His supportive wife of 30 years (!), Tracy Pollan, is equally a hero- showing that we all need others, and no one does anything alone. What an inspiration to rise above challenges; to stir your own inner hero. As Doc Brown said in the movie: "The Future is whatever you make it! So make it a good one!" An honour to meet a lifelong inspiration, and wishing you personally a day filled with your own world-changing heroism! Heroes are MAGIC! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Performing magic in Springfield today! 😄 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer

What's your best day ever? Sometimes the smallest words can give it to you, like after this show, when a six year old child ran up asking how he could learn to do magic himself. After telling him that yes, he could do it by reading lots of books, and practicing every day, he joyfully beamed: "Oh yeah! I'm gonna do it!!" (So great. Can't wait to watch his show someday). Not sure if my words had any influence on him, but his youthful excitement certainly encouraged me. A reminder that we all have the gift of giving encouragement. This day was complete after coming home to this kind e-mail: "Thank you for your show at The Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Center today. Our son Zachary (pictured with the black hat on) was enthralled from start to finish, as were all of the children. I wouldn’t have thought that many kids could make as much noise as they did! They loved every minute!" -Jen Saunders, Beaver Bank, NS (Wow. Personal best day ever?) :) ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Y'know, most folks enjoy receiving a 'Mr. J balloon tribute'...though this time it got me a giant choke from WWE's 7 foot tall 'BIG SHOW!' Luckily, I survived to give it to a super surprised, happy little kid afterwards. #TheBigShow #magic #balloonart #happychildren ... See MoreSee Less

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