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Photos: Celebrating at the Icon Awards

Music for America, a young-voter advocacy group, honored musicians and politicians this week at its first awards ceremony.
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Green Day

The members of Green Day--from left, Mike Durnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool--won an Icon Award on Thursday night at Music for America's award celebration honoring musicians and politicians for promoting political awareness and social responsibility. The event, emceed by Moon Zappa, also honored the band Death Cab for Cutie and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson.

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Neitzel, Newsom, Droller

Music for America Executive Director Molly Neitzel, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and MfA co-founder Dan Droller at MfA's first Icon Awards celebration, which honored musicians and politicians for raising the political awareness of young prospective voters and advocating social responsibility.

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the party

A scene from Thursday night's MfA Icon Awards, where bands such as Green Day and Death Cab for Cutie were honored for contributing to political awareness among American youth. For its 2005 "American Idiot" tour, Green Day took MfA volunteers along to promote voter registration and issue education.

The awards event was a hipster's dream, with mojitos the signature cocktail, a silent auction of a guitar played by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and late-night dancing with SambaDa.

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at Terra

Two of the young attendees at Music for America's Icon Awards, held at a loft/art gallery/club called Terra in San Francisco's South of Market district Thursday night. The event simultaneously feted donors such as tech venture capitalist Andy Rappaport and bands such as Death Cab for Cutie.

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