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Meet Frosene Phillips: The woman behind the "Scene"

FROSENE ON THE SCENE offers restaurant and entertainment news in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1991, Frosene Phillips has been "on the scene" sharing fun and sassy entertainment and dining tips with her readers. Her Frosene On The Scene column appears in the Bay Area News Group's East Bay Times.

She cut her teeth in the business in the early 70s when she went to work for her father, Perry Phillips, who penned his "Night Sounds" entertainment/restaurant column for the Oakland Tribune for 29 years. She likes to say she had a "front row seat" to the likes of such greats as Sammy Davis Jr, Elvis, Wayne Newton, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Mel Torme, Don Rickles, Jimmy Hendrix, Dinah Washington, The Andrew Sisters, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and the list goes on and on.

"It was a colorful and rich childhood," shares Frosene about her early exposure. "It was an education that served me well when I was offered my dad's job at the Oakland Tribune upon his passing in '91. I appreciated the opportunity to keep the entertainment and restaurant voices alive." 

Frosene is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. When not at the keyboard, she is actively involved with her Greek community and her three grandkids who have her running the bases and singing or dancing like Zorba! Opa!  

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