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His DNA contributed to two of the greatest R&B talents of a generation.

Mathew Knowles is also a record executive, talent manager, motivational speaker and author. And he headlines a TEDx event at Mountain View College, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

TEDx is a combination of TED Talks presented by video and live motivational speakers. Other speakers include writer and educator Daniel Garcia Ordaz, journalist and TV host Gaby Natale and performance and wellness expert Ryan Romano.

Tickets cost $12, and it’s in the Mountain View College Performance Hall, 4849 W. Illinois Ave.