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Xalapa

(hälä`pä) or

Xalapa Enriquez

(hälä`pä ānrē`kās), city (1990 pop. 279,451), capital of Veracruz state, E central Mexico, on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is located in a rich agricultural region of fertile valleys. Its cool climate, beautiful parks and artificial lakes, and the proximity of interesting villages and ruins and of scenic Mt. Orizaba make Xalapa a popular resort. The site of a pre-Columbian city, Xalapa was captured by Cortés in 1519. It was a commercial center during the Spanish colonial era, but declined in the late 18th cent., after which it served as an important military base. The local museum has an excellent archaeological collection, notably a group of colossal Olmec heads, which is displayed in the open air. The city, also called Jalapa, is the seat of the Univ. of Veracruz.
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Fishman has also been featured in summer workshops, chamber music festivals and was praised as a performer in the “Musicos de Camara” series for the Instituto Superior Muisicain, Xalapa, Mexico. He received a Doctorate in Performance from the University of Minnesota while studying with pianist Lydia Artymiw and is currently teaching piano at Carlton College.
Amante Haddad S, 2009, "La ciudad fragmentada, la discontinuidad espacio-temporal en el ambito urbano de Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico: 1960-1990", in Entornos Sustentables, Investigaciones de Posgrado Eds Cuerpo Academico, Facultad de Arquitectura (Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico) pp 1-10
James McLaughlin, Shirley Hotch and Gail Sargent describes a special kind of cultural immersion program in Xalapa, Mexico, whose aim is to prepare educators to teach Spanish-speaking students and work with Hispanic families.
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