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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/

The Amazing Mr. J writes 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

“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   (The Amazing 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 0:04)- Reveen TV commercial (November 2012):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqmb3Jwlc-I

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Can YOU IMAGINE being in the same band, with the EXACT same line-up of three super cool dudes, since 1969? (Sadly, we lost one of 'em today, Magic Friends). RIP to beloved bearded bassist, Dusty Hill, of the legendary ZZ TOP. (You can see DUSTY on the left, in these pictures). Along with lead singer Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard, Dusty toured relentlessly. As you know, ZZ TOP have always been as hard-working as their music was good hard rockin'. The absolute furthest thing from a 'nostalgia act', they have been CONSISTENTLY amazing for over 50 years. Incredible! Their Magical mix of Texas Blues, good time lyrics, and iconic beards (except, ironically, the beardless drummer Frank Beard) made them stalwarts of the stage. Honoured to be able to thank them in person, with some Magic and balloons (videos attached for you). Always important in life to tell people you love 'em, while you can! If you're a fellow fan, (ZZ Top are longtime very personal faves) let's you and I raise a glass tonight for The Dust. (1949-2021) A hearty cheers, to our bearded blues brother!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsxS7MquxKI www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IzqklkMAEs#zztop #dustyhill #texas #blues #davidjolly #amazingmisterj #magic #balloons #doubleback #lagrange #sharpdressedman ... See MoreSee Less
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Many thanks to the fantastic folks at 'Adventure Earth' for inviting yours truly to perform for your summer camps. Super fun times. Nature is Magic! ... See MoreSee Less
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Are YOU a fan of Charlie Brown and Snoopy? We lost a legend, Friends. Jazz great JERRY GRANELLI (from HALIFAX!) was the last surviving member of the legendary Vince Guaraldi Trio, and in recent years, he's regularly performed his iconic 1965 'Charlie Brown Christmas' soundtrack live, with live children's choirs. Interestingly, he refused to revisit this music for many years (for which he was only paid $120 in the 1960s), as he felt hurt and upset about the record company snubbing him for any credit/royalties on it. However, when he realized how his Christmas music was so deeply beloved by so many worldwide, he turned the page and decided to play it live every year in December. (There's a lot to be said here for reconciling one's past, letting go of hurt, and moving on). Oh, the joy he created with these December shows! Hope you personally got to catch one...his shows were always a Magical experience. Naturally, you'll still hear his Magical Music every Christmas, forever. THANK YOU to a wonderful, immensely talented, kind-hearted Spirit. ❤ (RIP Jerry Granelli- 1940-2021) #jerrygranelli #charliebrownchristmas #snoopy #charliebrown #Linus #lucy #peanuts #jazz #vinceguaraldi #vinceguaralditrio #charlesschulz #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less
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Wishing you a Merry, Magical 51st ANNIVERSARY, MOM & DAD! You are my heroes, role models, inspirations, and all-time favourite Magicians. Here's a video tribute from your 50th last year (featuring the real-life voice of Peter Cullen, aka Optimus Prime!) www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHxZuih4oXY&t=12s All the sentiments in the video still hold true...as does your LOVE! Thank you for choosing each other on July 19th, 1970...enjoy YOUR day! :) <3WEBSITES: www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqATWITTER: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TIKTOK: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/ #DavidJolly #AmazingMisterJ #Professional #Magician #Entertainer #LiveAnimals #Balloons #Birthday #BirthdayParty #Magic #MagicShow #KidsBirthday #KidsBirthdayParty #ChildrenEntertainment #HouseParty #FratParty #Corporate #Entertainment #University #Campground #Wedding #Festival #TrueLove #MomAndDad #HappyAnniversary ... See MoreSee Less
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YES!! Feels so Magical to be performing (larger) LIVE birthday shows once more! The kids have been waiting so long to party with their friends (you can imagine the joy!) So, Magic Friends, What are YOU doing this fine weekend? Well, today is David Hasselhoff's 69th birthday...so whatever you do, 'Don't Hassle The Hoff!' :P www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca #davidjolly #amazingmisterj #professional #Magician #entertainer #liveanimals #balloons #birthday #birthdayparty #magic #magicshow #kidsbirthday #kidsbirthdayparty #childrenentertainment #houseparty #fratparty #corporate #Entertainment #university #campground #wedding #festival #knightrider #baywatch #americasgottalent #davidhasselhoff #donthasslethehoff ... See MoreSee Less
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YOUR MAGICIAN to the STARS!

The Amazing Mr. J performs for celebrities at VIP events, and loves sharing stories! He’s faced the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, entertained for CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Lionel Richie, Natalie MacMaster, NHL stars, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee, and many more!

“HOW the heck did you do THAT? That… was… amazing!” – Stan Lee, Toronto, August 2010