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Irish tenor Tynan leaving Bronx for Boston

For almost a decade at Yankees games, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan belted out "God Bless America." But he's been gone from the Bronx ballpark since October after a woman accused him of making an anti-Semitic remark.

And now Tynan is moving to Boston.

The 49-year-old singer says other work has dried up for him, and he's gotten angry e-mails and death threats. He says his reference to "two Jewish ladies" in his apartment building was mistaken for a slur.

Tynan also has sung at 9/11 memorials, for U.S. troops in Iraq and lately for the Anti-Defamation League, a group that fights anti-Semitism. He says he will continue to rent an apartment in New York. A Yankees spokeswoman says the team wishes him well. - AP

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