Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Brittany Volk, Times staff writer

Brittany Volk, Times staff writer

Brittany Volk is a senior features designer at the Tampa Bay Times. She designs and art directs the Taste, Latitudes, Weekend and Personal Best sections and has been with the Times since 2011. She also contributes to the Times' pop culture blog, The Feed. She grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with degrees in Journalism and Studio Art. Instagram: @bevolk

Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne perform together Sept. 15 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. (Caitlin O'Conner and Brittany Volk   |    Times)

Review: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne bring a four-hour party to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Published: 09/17/18
Romany Malco Jr. JR, left, and Christina Moses star in ABC's drama

A guide to all the premieres this fall, from new shows to old faves

Time to block out some TV time: Your favorite shows are coming back, as well as some new (*) delights. After Jim Parsons announced he was done, the nerdy sitcom The Big Bang Theory on CBS, TVís highest-rated show will end after its...
Published: 08/30/18
Updated: 09/04/18

There’s a lot of new TV. Why not watch some old TV instead?

Trends reappear as quickly as they disappear, and nostalgia remains our one true love. I dread the return of low-rise flared jeans, but those ’90s on 9 throwback jams keep me alive. One thing we’ll never give up: the same television...
Updated one month ago
Little Big Town joins Miranda Lambert for a handful of rowdy hits and cover songs on Friday night, Aug. 3, 2018, at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. (Photo by Becky Fluke)

Review: Weíre all frands with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town at Tampaís MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Friday nights are for frands — sorry, friends, there's still a little twang in my voice — and Tampa got to hang out with five of them at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Little Big Town joined Ms.
Updated: 2 months ago
Artist Luke Bryan performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)

Luke Bryan talks love, acceptance and his growing depth before Tampa stop

Itís been awhile since Luke Bryan crashed our party. The country music superstar who has racked up awards hasnít blessed us íround these parts in awhile. Bryan last played Tampa back in 2015. "We played many multiple nights at the (MidFlorida...
Updated: 3 months ago
Indya Moore as Angel competes in the 1987 ballroom category

Summer TV preview: For your viewing pleasure, a look at the lineup

Get ready for another hot summer of sensational TV. We want crazy thrillers. We want exaggerated plot lines. But don’t count out prestigious and gut-wrenching dramas.
Updated: 4 months ago
Alan Jackson featured his old music videos on the screens during the show at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre. (Brittany Volk/Times)

Review: Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack roll out '90s country hits in Tampa

†Alan Jackson was ready to make his case as "a true American icon" at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre on Friday night.
Updated: 4 months ago
Marcel Ruiz, from left, Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez star in Netflix's remake of

8 TV shows to watch with your mom for Motherís Day

Mom should spend Mother's Day however she wants. And if she doesn't want to go anywhere, suggest a heartwarming TV show to binge together. My mother and I have always shared a love for television, and I remember proudly declaring to my...
Updated: 4 months ago
'N SYNC performed at Walt Disney World's Summer Jam Concert in 1999. Photo: ABC/Disney

ITíS GONNA BE MAY: ĎN SYNC was my first concert ever. Hereís what it was like

(In honor of It's Gonna Be May Day, and
Updated: 5 months ago
Overripe bananas and bourbon make the perfect banana bread. (BRITTANY VOLK, Times)

Drunk in love with banana bread

I have a thing about bananas. They have to be perfectly yellow, with a light hint of green. And they absolutely cannot have a spot of brown on them. At all. Brown bananas make me gag. My window of tasty opportunity is small, so...
Updated: 5 months ago